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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And yet I've got what it takes to brave the rigors of winter: a beautiful wolfskin
jacket Mama gave to Zohra when she grew tired of it. A grotesque and
superfluous present, since the poor old Berber woman had no use for it. This
Eskimo item ...
Zohra has stolen away. Been stolen from me. Zohra, who for the first time in her
life is mistaken in her naive belief that we'll see each other again soon. Zohra the
overconfident, who stifles her misgivings, the instinct of a faithful old animal able
Old Zohra was always part of the baggage we lugged from country to country. My
mother says she still employs her because that woman has a magic touch for
washing silk and satin underclothes. All the others, the laundresses from ...
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