O doce perfume de adeus de ME Kerr (nome real Marijane Meaker), parte de uma coleção de histórias intitulado Edge .
De um revisor da Amazon:
"The Sweet Perfume of Goodbye" is also a beautiful tale and has a science fiction theme to it. Here a teen is doing research on another planet: the only smell on the planet is a unique, exotic odor released from a body when it is approaching death. What an incredible, haunting theme, and of course allows for plenty of reflection in the typical YA manner.
"Unbelievable! Almost like lilies! It's come upon me suddenly! Caroline? It's so all pervasive! It's on me! My hands, my face—it's the sweetest perfume!" Of course, I cannot get to him in time. I sit down right where I am and make my entry. I write, I think I've lost my ride home. In the interest of accuracy, I cross out "I think."