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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By the time I thought of that, there was barely enough left to festoon my lips with a
lacy hem. To renew this most fleeting of pleasures as quickly as possible, I went
out in spite of the cold to buy three more cans. Greed and excitement helped me
The little girl pretended to be choking and pressed her lips tightly together to
keep from bursting into laughter. She was funny. Myself, grotesque. But I know it.
And this experience gave me a certain feeling of euphoria. No one suspects this:
But her lips would still be murmuring the magic formulae for getting us to our
destination safe and sound. Just thinking about it cracks me up. And while I'm
busy writing, with a delicious frangipane sitting on the table in front of me, the
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