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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One of them in particular. While I digest, I fall into a kind of hypnotic state in which
the stain invariably reminds me of a scorpion with its tail curled up. Sometimes I
stare at it for so long that it becomes a tiny bright point no bigger than a pinhead.
While I was preparing to write a few lines in this diary, as I do almost every day,
the ink stain threatened me again with its scorpion tail. Unable to concentrate, I
got up and ground it under my heel, using my full weight. It was the shoe scraping
I did finally manage to learn that while I was innocently asleep, a scorpion arrived
out of nowhere, probably guided by the power of some evil eye, and began
crawling along the netting to pay me a criminal visit. The room was pleasantly
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