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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It was a hostile jungle out there, beneath a monsoon sky. I was comfortably
ensconced on my warm banquette and needed only to summon the waiter to
conjure up successive slices of that delicious apple tart named after the
demoiselles Tatin ...
The needle swerved suddenly toward the maximum weight. A fraction of a
second. Enough time to see your ugliness, mother mine. A lightning-flash.
Beneath the makeup, the two misaligned sections of your face, split lengthwise
by an electric ...
Beneath the bougainvillea arbor, horrible, cold violence. A crescendo of abrupt
words I don't understand at all. My mother, beautiful at the height of her
arrogance. The boil has taken over half my chin. I hold my breath so they won't
know I'm ...
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