Sweet Death: A Novel
Told with dazzling narrative brilliance and the haunting power of an impassioned soliloquy, an astonishing parable of a woman's obsession of sweets and delicacies is seen. A novel of heartstopping intensity, black humor and passion not easily forgotten.
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I heard them choke with laughter, effeminate laughter, very piercing. While I was
climbing into the cab, one of them said, "My goodness, she's right out of Diane
Arbus!" The other one cackled even louder. They were obviously laughing at me.
Then came the laughter. Now he's keeping quiet. Perhaps he's unable to stem
the tide of words flooding out of her? Unless he's enjoying the show she's putting
on. I couldn't care less about their life. And yet it hangs heavily over me, with all
the travelers sought shelter in an uneasy and hypocritical silence that we filled
with our laughter. A child's laughter is often contagious. But a monster who dares
to have run — that's inconvenient, that keeps people from letting go and enjoying
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