Evie Wyld was a girl obsessed with sharks. Spending summers in the brutal heat of coastal New South Wales, she fell for the creatures. Their teeth, their skin, their eyes; their hunters and their victims.
Everything is Teeth is a delicate and intimate collection of the memories she brought home to England, a book about family, love and the irresistible forces that pass through life unseen, under the surface, ready to emerge at any point.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 264 x 209 x 18 mm
Its minute observations and most unsettling moments stayed with me, like a shark tooth kept in a pocket, a souvenir of someone else's life. -- Charlotte Runcie, 4 stars * Telegraph *
It is remarkable how an autobiographical - I stress this - book can enact a movement away from the self and become the repository of so much humility. -- Neel Mukherjee * Independent *
Wyld tells the story of her obsession and fascination with the shark, and charts the undercurrents, tensions and joys of family life. Model-maker Joe Sumner's illustrations, full of tension and grace, are a haunting accompaniment. -- Louise Gorrod * Simple Things *
Sumner's wondrous art is a perfect visual correlative to Wyld's spare lyricism. * i *
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