A Slipping-down Life

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Random House Publishing Group, 2004 - Fiction - 186 pages
27 Reviews
Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager with a distant father and hours and hours of silence to fill. Then one night she hears local rock singer Drumstrings Casey on the radio—and becomes instantly attracted to his cool, motionless voice. Evie learns that Drumstrings frequently plays at a dingy roadhouse called The Unicorn. So she goes there and, with an uncharacteristically bold gesture, bursts out of her lonely shell—and into the attentive gaze of an 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

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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

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About the author (2004)

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. Tyler's 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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