A slipping-down life

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Knopf, 1970 - Fiction - 214 pages
26 Reviews
"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."
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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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Review: A Slipping-Down Life

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

A quite well-written and depressing story. One of the characters says he just leading "a slipping down life" and he's got that right. Protagonist seems to be doing the same, though she makes things happen for herself in a passive-aggressive kind of way. Read full review

Review: A Slipping-Down Life

User Review  - jeffrey - Goodreads

This is a story about a dullish high school girl, Evie, living a depressingly dull life, with her equally dull widowed father, in a drab little house in a dull little town. Her only friend, apparently ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
18
Section 3
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About the author (1970)

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Tylerís eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore.


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