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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For the crazy race between the tongue and the ice cream melting too quickly in
the darkness. Thanks to a scene set in the open desert under the almost white
light of an implacable sun, I was able to measure the extent of the damage to my
The sunshine would filter through the milky cortex of my sickly skin, melting a
multitude of fatty deposits until they sizzled and seethed in tiny bubbles bursting
on the epidermis. I'd revel in the horrified stares of those women as they
slicks from the melting of my very substance would stain the water's tranquil blue
surface. My enjoyment of horror — where did it come from? I often feel like licking
the tanned bodies of women on magazine covers, until I feel sick. Then I buy ...
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