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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On the beach or by a private swimming pool, Mama's girlfriends would display
their gleaming tans, svelte figures, and silken skin drenched in musky perfume.
The puny little buttons of their withered breasts would stick up under tiny triangles
... de toilette, and subtle enough to detect — among the strong odors of spices,
yeast, fried onions, grilled peppers, poached fish, orange-flower water, and dirty
dishes — the heady perfume of exotic oils the native women rubbed into their
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 ...
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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