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The Resource I keep my worries in my teeth : a novel, Anna Cox

I keep my worries in my teeth : a novel, Anna Cox

Label
I keep my worries in my teeth : a novel
Title
I keep my worries in my teeth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anna Cox
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This dazzling and sublimely funny debut follows three unforgettable characters--a widow, a factory worker who bites pencils for a living, and a teenage punk--fighting back after life kicks them in the teeth. Esther, Frankie, and Ruth live in a small Ohio town anchored by the thriving Juliet Pencils factory. After a freak accident at the plant, these women have to re-create their lives using the only tools they've got: wits, molars, and a new pair of shoes. Esther is an anxious person with a very specific prowess: she bites pencils. Her skill pays her bills but more importantly keeps her many worries in check. When the accident leaves her suddenly unemployed, she searches for new ways to manage her anxiety, but nothing works. She must discover a solution before her teeth mutiny and her worries take over. Frankie, the teenage daughter of the pencil factory owner, is full of contradictions. She wages a campaign to become the only girl in an all-boys club and listens exclusively to punk music, but she also watches soap operas in secret. After the accident damages Frankie's ability to speak, she is forced to step out of her powerful mother's shadow so she can discover who she is and what she wants to say. Ruth owns the local photography lab. She spends her days processing people's happy memories but spends her nights alone, talking to her dead husband. As the town unravels, Ruth spearheads a massive campaign to refocus on its future, but nothing will succeed until Ruth lets go of her past. This hilarious and redemptive story explores three women's liberation amid a tumult of grief, loneliness, and first love
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CNWPU
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Cox, Anna
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women
  • Small cities
  • Industrial accidents
  • Ohio
Label
I keep my worries in my teeth : a novel, Anna Cox
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1148453967
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781542043076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1148453967
Label
I keep my worries in my teeth : a novel, Anna Cox
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1148453967
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781542043076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1148453967

Library Locations

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      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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