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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... taught me to recite . Breath held in suspense , crackling consonants , unctuous
vowels , words rolled gently off the tongue , soft murmurs , rhythmic silences ,
musical affectations . The sober pleasure of offering herself such dramatic
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
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