"As comic as it moving, Anna Cox's I Keep My Worries In My Teeth introduces a fresh new voice."
—Gary Shteyngart, Lake Success
"By sinking it's teeth into the absurd core of everyday life, Anna Cox's extraordinary debut achieves a remarkable feat: it offers a meditation of the nature of time, loss, and solitude, while also being outrageously funny."
—Hernan Diaz, 2018 Pulitizer Prize finalist, In The Distance
A dazzling, sublimely funny debut that follows three unforgettable women who fight 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.