The Wire | The Story of My Teeth
From The Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney, available from our friends at Coffee House Press:
"I'm the best auctioneer in the world, but no one knows it because I'm a discreet sort of man. My name is Gustavo Sanchez Sanchez, though people call me Highway, I believe with affection. I can imitate Janis Joplin after two rums. I can interpret Chinese fortune cookies. I can stand an egg upright on a table, the way Christopher Columbus did in the famous anecdote. I know how to count to eight in Japanese: ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, shichi, hachi. I can float on my back."
This book is great, punchy, entertaining, and funny. I've had a great time reading it.