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The Story of My Teeth

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
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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April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Story of My Teeth
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-78378-081-9 / 978-1-78378-081-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-78378-082-7 / 978-1-78378-082-2 (UK edition)
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-56689-409-3 / 978-1-56689-409-8 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-5046-6458-2 / 978-1-5046-6458-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of My Teeth: Library Edition
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-5046-6456-6 / 978-1-5046-6456-1 (USA edition)
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-5046-6457-4 / 978-1-5046-6457-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
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Title: The Story of My Teeth
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
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April 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of My Teeth: A Novel in Six Instalments
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Granta Books
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