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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Me, the "lady" who doesn't deserve such a title, I laughed good-naturedly, very
loudly, and the little girl began to laugh with me, relieved to notice that my
outlandish weight wasn't preventing the bus from continuing on its way. I sat
down across ...
the travelers sought shelter in an uneasy and hypocritical silence that we filled
with our laughter. A child's laughter is often contagious. But a monster who dares
to have fun — that's inconvenient, that keeps people from letting go and enjoying
I could sometimes hear, almost on the sly, the tattered remnants of a laugh never
meant for my ears. I never overheard either the voice or laughter of a child.
Constantly excluded from these nocturnal revels, we little ones had been
drowned in ...
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