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 walls are thin. In the room next to mine, a young man and woman are
shouting at each other. Then, silence, broken now and then by sobbing. Followed
by the rest: stifled laughter, the yelping of dogs happy to be reunited with their
I heard them choke with laughter, effeminate laughter, very piercing. While I was
climbing into the cab, one of them said, "My goodness, she's right out of Diane
Arbus!" The other one cackled even louder. They were obviously laughing at me.
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
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