Luiselli, Valeria The Story Of My Teeth

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The Story Of My Teeth

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Gustavo 'Highway' Sanchez is a man with a mission: he is planning to replace every last one of his unsightly teeth. He has a few skills that might help him on his way: he can imitate Janis Joplin after two rums, he can interpret Chinese fortune cookies, he can stand an egg upright on a table, and he can float on his back. And, of course, he is the world's best auction caller - although other people might not realise this, because he is, by nature, very discreet.Studying auctioneering under Grandmaster Oklahoma and the famous country singer Leroy Van Dyke, Highway travels the world, amassing his collection of 'Collectibles' and perfecting his own specialty: the allegoric auction., In his quest for a perfect set of pearly whites, he finds unusual ways to raise the funds, culminating in the sale of the jewels of his collection: the teeth of the 'notorious infamous' - Plato, Petrarch, Chesterton, Virginia Woolf et al.Written with elegance, wit and exhilarating boldness, Valeria Luiselli takes us on an idiosyncratic and hugely enjoyable journey that offers an insightful meditation on value, worth and creation, and the points at which they overlap.

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'A combination of memoir, fiction, art criticism and autobiographical reflection, this is a remarkable story about stories... The Story of My Teeth is a testament to eccentricity. If eccentricity is deviation from a known curve, then Luiselli has created an exceptional 'novel-essay' that irradiates beyond the orthodoxies of literary genre' -- Frieze
'The Story of My Teeth flirts with the fantastical tendency of Latin American literature, blurring the line between the real and the imagined. [Full of] Luiselli's wit and her smart pay-off. Engaging' -- Financial Times
'It's a clever trick - producing both a slim magical realist 'essay-novel' and simultaneously a dense, allegorical art object - and Highway's sale pitches are little gems... The effect is quite moving' -- Literary Review
'The prose is confident, playful learned; and it is translated into utterly convincing English via Luiselli's collaboration with Christina MacSweeney' --Times Literary Supplement

'The Story of My Teeth is a rich, provocative meditation on authenticity, heritage and personality' -- Chad W Post, Frankfurt Show Daily
'Valeria Luiselli's delirious The Story of My Teeth is just about as brilliant and bonkers as it sounds... There's a giddy joy in the book which verges on sheer audacity on the part of the author. None of this should work, you keep thinking, but it does. It really does. There's such charm in the writing, and such wonderful strangeness in the narrative, that you can't help but fall in love with every page of the book... This is one of those rare books. It should not work at all, but it might just wind up being one of the most essential novels of the year' --Daniel Carpenter, Bookmunch

'An unusual and engaging creation with [a] light touch' -- Irish Times
'The playfully brilliant The Story of My Teeth follows an auctioneer as he collects both stories and strange items... The story behind the book is also fascinating - Luiselli wrote it in collaboration with workers at the Jumex juice factory in Mexico' -- Books We Loved in 2015, Buzzfeed
'This delightfully quirky little book has just won the LA Times Best Book Award in the Fiction category, an accolade it richly deserves... The story behind this book is as enchanting and original as that within its covers. It is the result of Valeria Luiselli and the workers in Jumex... Many cameos pop up, figures from ancient Greece up to the present day, and the lines between the real and the imaginary are, at times, hardly discernible... Fans of Borges and Marquez will be enthralled. It is magical realism brought to an entirely different, accessible, space' -- Anne Cunningham, Sunday Independent (Dublin)
'Interesting and singular; it bristles with references to philosophy and literature, from Tacitus to Baudrillard via Montaigne and GK Chesterton. It is quirky, funny even, and highly structured' --Jane Housham, Guardian

Biografía del autor:

VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City in 1983 and is currently studying for a PhD at Columbia University. Her work has been published in the New York Times, McSweeney's and Dazed & Confused, and has been translated into many languages. Her debut novel was Faces in the Crowd and she is also the author of a collection of essays, Sidewalks.

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