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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Everything turns up in a spray can: insecticide, shaving cream, toothpaste,
hairspray, paint, soap, mineral water, perfume, deodorant . . . even whipped
cream. Whipped cream in the privacy of your own home at the touch of a finger!
I drank in the vermilion perfume of her voice, and even now I cannot tell which
charmed me the most, herself or the poetry. She has reached the section entitled
"Des femmes et des filles." There Baudelaire describes the rotund curves of ...
... de toilette, and subtle enough to detect — among the strong odors of spices,
yeast, fried onions, grilled peppers, poached fish, orange-flower water, and dirty
dishes — the heady perfume of exotic oils the native women rubbed into their
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Jacket description: "An international sensation from the moment of its first publication in France, Sweet Death is a novel of heartstopping intensity, black humor, and passion not easily forgotten. A ... Read full review