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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Of all those exotic sweets , I remember only my uncontrollable revulsion and the
cakes I refused to taste . A few perfumed colors still linger from those vanished
landscapes , along with the lasting impression of being everywhere adrift .
A Baudelairean taste for the ugly and the bizarre ? I wield a power unknown to
me , beyond my control , with mysterious consequences . I reassure and I disturb
. The beautiful in their beauty . The ugly in their ugliness . I think of him . Often .
fear of discovering that it doesn ' t taste as good as it looks . Or those enormous
Easter eggs whose decorated shells must be broken to reveal their contents ,
because one can ' t have one ' s cake and eat it too . Or this : I sometimes think
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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