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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The Student's hand slides imperceptibly out to meet mine. The pearly reflections
on his fingernails without half-moons. They make a determined progress toward
faint contact. Deep in my mouth, the excited saliva withdraws into more secret ...
Closing my eyes, I lifted off the top with a trembling hand and guessed the color
of the ointment from its perfume. I knew all of them and disliked only one. When
the lot fell on this bizarre mixture of cucumber and avocado, I cheated. I said the ...
neath the lampshade; the crazed obstinacy of insects colliding with the mosquito
net ("Why," my mother would ask, "must we always live in countries infested with
mosquitoes?"). The book fell from my hands when the Spaniard tiptoed into my ...
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Jacket description: "An international sensation from the moment of its first publication in France, Sweet Death is a novel of heartstopping intensity, black humor, and passion not easily forgotten. A ... Read full review