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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... of pleasure. Then the child decided to turn the game into a real dialogue of
clowns. We pummeled our cheeks, puffed out as far as they would go, using our
fists instead of our teeth to grind up the popcorn inside. The little girl pretended to
I defy them, bare my nibbling teeth at them, scatter cookie crumbs all over their
lambskin boots — ersatz spit, a childish pleasure, but oh, how deeply felt. The
ginger flavor excites my taste for blasphemy. Sitting on a bench, an elegant
Who would begrudge me my desire to mix pleasure with necessity in the slow
preparation of my death? Scholarly analyses of Proust's famous madeleine ought
to have made me sick of them forever, though. Just the other day, the Student ...
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