Get Your Teeth Into This

I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Teeth” by Lee Gutkind, from the book The People of Penn’s Woods West. “Teeth” is about a woman whose husband makes her remove her perfectly healthy teeth in a barter exchange with a dentist. This may sound strange, but once you realise this essay, set in the early 1980s, refers to the people from western, rural Pennsylvania, it doesn’t sound incredible anymore. Continue reading

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