A Slipping Down Life (International Edition)

A Slipping Down Life (International Edition)

by Anne Tyler

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385691048
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

ANNE TYLER was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and 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 is the author of twenty novels; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hometown:

Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1941

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Education:

B.A., Duke University, 1961

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Slipping-Down Life 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Anne Tylers 'A slipping Down Life' was one of the most interesting novels I have ever read, because not only does it deal with love and regrets, but it also focuses on the struggles that we sometimes must face in our lives. I recommend this book to anyone who loves trial and tribulation, this novel deffinetely leaves you with a sense of questioning and curiosity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think deep down we have all been in the shoes of Evie Decker at one point or another. In teenage akwardness, nobody is perfect. A Slipping Down Life reminds us that learning to stand up for yourself is one of the most difficult things to do, yet once the lesson is learned we begin to see things differently...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Anne Tyler's books and have enjoyed all of them except this one. Anne is not at 'the top of her game' in writing this novel. The characters have very little depth and words seem to repeat themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is interesting although it doesn't really make much sense. Evie and Casey get married which is something a reader would not expect since casey hates Evie. There is no evidence presented to support the fact why Casey decides to get married with Evie all of a sudden. So, it is good enough to pass time I would say. It could have been much better than it is now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tyler's characters were so pathetic!!! I did not like this book at all. This is an outragis tale of a teenage life. Evie is a fat outcast. She becomes interested in a local rock singer (Drum) and carves his name in her forehead, for attention. They don't like eachother much, but end up married. They don't have a very good life. The storie never picks up and Evie ends up all alone with a baby on the way. The worst novel I've ever read, I hope her other novels are better than this.
Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
I so can't believe that I would have thought that this novel would be interesting. This is the first book of Anne Tyler that I've read. The writing was not bad, but it did not captivate me whatsoever. I enjoyed the movie alot and thought that the novel would be even cool. Sofar this is the worst book I've read in this year.