The novel tells the story of Gustavo “Highway” Sánchez Sánchez, an auctioneer in Mexico City who auctions off various historical and literary figures’ teeth. Originally commissioned as an exhibition catalog for Galería Jumex, the novel was written in collaboration with workers at a Jumex factory in Ecatepec. Luiselli would submit chapters for lectores to read to the factory workers, who would then send recordings of their discussions back to Luiselli. The English-language edition also features a chapter written by Luiselli’s translator MacSweeney.
The Story of My Teeth is a 2013 Spanish-language novel by Valeria Luiselli.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- An elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City.
- A wacky and inventive journey.