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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My body would then drift along a river of syrup, at whose mouth death would
bring an end to the sticky elasticity of Sundays. I would float in the sweetness of
eternal honey, a candied island released into weightlessness. What should I do?
Don't they already suspect some kind of imposture behind my literary gifts, my
aesthetic sense, my relaxed intellectual manner, so out of place in a body devoid
of elegance and finesse? Who would believe me? Not the Student, no more than
It's a sign that they haven't evacuated all the bodies from this temple of
intellectual ferment. The noble body. The body beautiful, to be molded in
accordance with the rediscovered standards of antiquity. The athletic body, to be
displayed in its ...
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