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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... on the drawing-room piano as the guests, sleepy with heat and alcohol, hum
along out of tempo with the music, and I, thought by all to have surrendered to
deepest sleep, instead take careful note of the sound track to this masquerade?
unable to find a valid reason for me, so go to bed, keep your blackamoor spit for
tomorrow, give up this drivel, have you taken a good look at my life, really
understood it, no, so shut up, go to sleep, useless pen, pack up your ridiculous
... I have just finished my daily exercise of progressive self-stuffing. After an
interminable night without sleep or provisions, a night as hot as an oven beneath
the airless eaves, here I am on a bench at this unique hour when the city crowds
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