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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There's a Viennese pastry shop I didn't know about. The Student took me there.
The shop window where the cakes are displayed is raised unusually high off the
sidewalk. I passed by many times without noticing it because I'm so short.
I insist on the guaranteed quality of "vintage" madeleines, those tiny marvels
carefully prepared in bakehouses from recipes that vary by a breath of vanilla
from one pastry shop to another. Who would begrudge me my desire to mix
... with her fingertips in their white lace gloves. No one ventures to give the alarm.
Just too bad for them. The plane takes off. I'll explode in midflight in fireworks of
candied flesh. Writing drains me. It's time to go explore the Belgian pastry shops.
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