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Enid Futterman's Bittersweet Journey is far from your typical first fiction. Designed by Alexander Isley and sumptuously packaged, the book looks just like a box of expensive chocolates. Using high-quality paper throughout, Bittersweet Journey is also full of the author's color photographs, exotic recipes, and the addresses and phone numbers of the real chocolatiers visited by the book's protagonist.
In this delightfully delicious novel, the powerful forces of obsession and chocolate are explored by Charlotte, a passionate woman who leaves a "successful" marriage to seek out more love, more sex, and more chocolate. "Eating chocolate," Charlotte realizes after cheating on her husband and polishing off a jar of chocolate sauce, "was like having a slut for a best friend. It was a bad influence."
Searching for some sort of satisfaction, Charlotte travels the globe. Her cravings take her from Greenwich Village to the chocolate capitals of the world — Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Zurich, New Hampshire, and even Hawaii. Charlotte continually finds romance in these various locales, but her love affairs leave her unsatisfied and hungry yet again.
Charlotte's journey ultimately leads her home to Brooklyn, where her true love has been waiting all along. Throughout this journey, Enid Futterman's gorgeous photos complement the text and provide readers with an opportunity to explore the dark and erotic relationships of chocolate and love. The ideal Valentine's Day gift, Bittersweet Journey is the perfect book for lovers of all kinds.