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The Story of My Teeth

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ISBN: 9781566894098
format: Trade paperback
pages: 184
publisher: Coffee House Press
pub. date: 2015-09-25

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"Luiselli follows in the imaginative tradition of writers like Borges and Márquez, but her style and concerns are unmistakably her own. This deeply playful novel is about the passion and obsession of collecting, the nature of storytelling, the value of objects, and the complicated bonds of family. . . Luiselli has become a writer to watch, in part because it's truly hard to know (but exciting to wonder about) where she will go next."--The New York Times

I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But I'm grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other uncle, Eurípides López Sánchez, was given to saying, is character forming.

Highway is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous" like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory,Teethis an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

Valeria Luiselliwas born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in publications including theNew York Times,Granta, andMcSweeney's. Her novel,The Story of My Teeth is the Winner of theLA Times Book Prize in Fiction.

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