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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Attended by their chihuahuas and clipped poodles, heavily powdered old ladies
come here to sip a very thick, very bitter chocolate served in the grand eighteenth
-century tradition. This cocoa liqueur is undrinkable without the addition of sugar
Tearoom, Rue de Rivoli. They've gotten used to my presence. As the best patron
of the establishment, I'm entitled to certain considerations. They graciously offer
me a liqueur-filled chocolate, they have me taste something new on the menu, ...
... but the atmosphere is enlivened by a profusion of healthy green plants. I'm
quite comfortable sitting on a banquette of moleskin, where my buttocks are
perspiring discreetly. The room is bathed in a hot, almost compact odor of yeast,
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