A Slipping-Down Life (Google eBook)
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.
"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."
Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell--and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real....
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DawsonOakes - LibraryThing
While brief, this book is evocative and rich. The story has fantastical moments that seem wholly grounded and real as Tyler introduces the reader to Evie - a lonely 17-year-old - looking for a place ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing
Evie Decker is 17-years-old - a painfully shy, slightly plump teenager whose mother died in childbirth, and she lives with her father. All in all, Evie's life is terribly lonely - until she hears the ... Read full review