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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

2019-09-18 19:00:00 2019-09-18 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Bettendorf Public Library

Wednesday, September 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-18 19:00:00 2019-09-18 20:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Please join us for a discussion of The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli. Bettendorf Public Library

Please join us for a discussion of The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli.

Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer—the story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.

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, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

Books for the Contemporary Books Discussion Group are available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month's meeting and, after that, at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome. 

This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our Title Sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media, our Authorized Edition sponsor Morgan Stanley, and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | World Culture | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | web | social media | Sign | PR | Mexico |

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