A Slipping-down Life

A Slipping-down Life

A Novel

Book - 2018
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NEW TO ANCHOR CANADA: Anne Tyler's heartbreaking coming-of-age tale that poignantly portrays a bleak and beautiful search for love and self-acceptance.

Evie Decker is a shy, slightly overweight teen who spends her high-school life primarily in isolation, accompanied only by the sound of the radio to fill the silence. But when the voice of nineteen-year-old Drumstrings Casey fills her room one night, she is immediately drawn out of her shell and into an obsessive attraction with this man and his voice. When a botched attempt to engrave his name on her forehead with nail scissors goes horribly awry, she is able to catch Drum's attention. Thus begins a confusing journey of two people who barely know each other trying to understand themselves together.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Canada, 2018.
Edition: First Ballantine Books trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998.
ISBN: 9780385691048
Characteristics: 186 pages ;,21 cm


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Jun 04, 2012

Not Anne Tyler's best by any stretch of the imagination, but still a pretty good read.

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