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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Attended by their chihuahuas and clipped poodles, heavily powdered old ladies
come here to sip a very thick, very bitter chocolate served in the grand eighteenth
-century tradition. This cocoa liqueur is undrinkable without the addition of sugar
I imagined those ladies, the valued accomplices of every gluttonous childhood,
as very old and very charming. I could see them in their kitchen, their sharp noses
expertly sniffing treasures baking in the oven. Their fingers brought to the ...
Those flawless arrangements in gleaming shop windows, the world trapped in
the web of delicate lace curtains, an entire society of old ladies who flaunt their
ample figures shamelessly and devote themselves to the joy of pastries. Sharing
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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