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Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

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At the time the author of Saltwater, which I had read and loved, was living in Barcelona, working on her next novel. A tale of a girl who has never known an excess of goodness, through mouth-watering food descriptions and bold snapshots of cities in Europe, she begins to learn that there is space for her to be loved, by others, but fundamentally by herself.

I’m not gonna drop the horse talk because I don’t know where that’s come from and I’m also scared of horses. As for a new book that I'm excited about, Jessica Andrews' Milk Teeth - her follow-up to award-winning debut novel Saltwater - would have to be it. If you would like to experience Milk Teeth without suffering through all 248 pages of it, you can read my abridged version below. This is because, unlike her own, ‘their needs were thoughtless because they had the means to meet them. Andrews could go two ways for people: that one vsco girl tumblr poet who still sees the world in 2008 Instagram sepia or an emerging voice trying hard and true in making reading a rich experience for future Urban Outfitters readers.Comparing herself to the others she observes ‘the way they wanted so openly, without trying to hide it. honestly i was just bored the whole time and a bit shocked it was so focused on and ed without any mention of it on the blurb? much of andrews' skill lies in her ability to subvert our expectations and challenge us with devastatingly sharp, sporadic sentences laden with rich, lyrical images, metaphors and motifs that immediately disarm us emotionally.

When a copy of Milk Teeth was in my postbox on Friday morning I honestly felt like I’d won the lottery and had to explain to my parents who were looking at me with rather great levels of concern what this book was and why I was so worked up over it. Milk Teeth explores what happens when the protagonist presses up against those norms, begins to dismantle all her learned behaviours, all her shame, and begins the process of articulating her desires. I want you to know how integral it has been to the way I move through the world, how I learned to push shame and anger deep into by body and yet speaking about it brings it into the present, when all I want is to leave it behind.sorry for the mean review but this book did actually considerably cheer up my covid convalescence by being so hilariously bad. And her - much like she does her friends and the man she is enraptured by - pushing us a safe distance away. You can hear the sounds of the various city environments; you can feel the somehow simultaneous discomfort and ecstasy of being embodied; most of all, the descriptions of food are so palpable as to be some of the standout linguistic passages. The novel is full of these astute, powerful, gut-wrenching overviews in which the protagonist cements her alien-ness whilst creating a sense of collaborative, uncomfortable marriage between privilege and consumption. In the sticky Mediterranean heat, among tropical plants and secluded beaches, she must decide what form her adult life should take and learn how to feel deserving of love and care.

When I began to read Milk Teeth, I thought I'd be rating it as a pretty meh book, but then within a few pages, I was hooked; I knew it was going to be spectacular.

How appropriate, then, that Jessica Andrews’ second novel, Milk Teeth, (the follow-up to her much-lauded 2019 debut Saltwater) can be described in such a way. irritating pages of fretting over “wanting too much while afraid of not wanting”;afraid of not asking for what you want; afraid of verbalizing , then internally verbalizing everything …. Milk Teeth follows an unnamed young woman, restless and unable to define quite what she wants from life, who falls in love with a man who seems to want her as much as she wants him.



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