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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When I wish that the sugar had already finished me off. My body would then drift
along a river of syrup, at whose mouth death would bring an end to the sticky
elasticity of Sundays. I would float in the sweetness of eternal honey, a candied ...
My life is hanging by a sugar cube. The comprehensive exams are coming up. I
continue my sugar marathon unruffled, with a free and easy mind, spending my
time in pastry shops instead of libraries with a clear conscience. All around me ...
Greedy vermin are busy swarming inside my breasts, drinking sugar from my milk
ducts. The Student. Will he come by again? I chose sugar with its slow sweetness
, its little sips of pleasure. I was playing tea-party with death. As this night wears ...
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