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Literary
  • Author:
    Anne Tyler
  • ISBN:
    0804108862
  • ISBN13:
    978-0804108867
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  • Publisher:
    Ivy Books (August 23, 1992)
  • Subcategory:
    Literary
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  • Rating:
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Home Anne Tyler A Slipping-Down Life. A slipping down life, . A Slipping-Down Life, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17. Praise for anne tyler. Celestial navigation. Dinner at the homesick restaurant. Or just snug in my house reading books, even. I wish someone would give me back all the time I’ve known Drum Casey, and I would change everything I did. You were going to drop the subject, Violet said. She spent her mornings skating a slick surface, keeping busy, but afternoons she sprawled across Violet’s unmade bed and said the same things again and again, and Violet listened with a sort of cheerful tolerance that made it seem safe to say them.

A Slipping-Down Life is a 1970 novel by Anne Tyler. Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent

A Slipping-Down Life is a 1970 novel by Anne Tyler. Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. A Slipping-Down Life, the novel's film adaptation. IMDb A Slipping-Down Life (1999) Film.

A Slipping-Down Life is a 1999 romantic drama film directed by Toni Kalem. Shy loner Evie (Taylor) hears musician Drumstrings Casey (Pearce) on the radio one night and becomes infatuated with him. She pursues him, carving his name (sadly, backwards) in her forehead with broken glass, and eventually they meet and then marry. They both still struggle to make something of their lives. Lili Taylor as Evie Decker.

Over a million anne tyler books sold. She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor. One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty. She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan. Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve. My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby. A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks. Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike. I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner. Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place. NEWSDAY Evie Decker is a shy.

A Slipping-Down Life. Literary, Fiction, Literary, Fiction - General. - NEWSDAYEvie 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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A Slipping Down Life (Paperback). OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD & changed my perception on life' Anna Chancellor & of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty & spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan & Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve & favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world' Nick Hornby & masterly author' Sebastian Faulks & is not merely good, she is wickedly.

"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."NEWSDAYEvie 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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Anne Tyler is the only author I know who could bring this book off without leaving me totally depressed. Well, she and Lee Smith. The words flow right from the dirt poor South, but you can't find offense in them. There are people who live this way all over the world. The South just uses them for characters. It's a sad story of a girl who wants more but doesn't really know how or what to want, and a boy who lacks the talent to be what he needs to be. Don't read it looking for an uplifting experience, but read it for the words, the people, the South. It is a treasure.
Banal
This was an engrossing portrait of a North Carolina teen and her improbable match of a husband, Drumstrings Casey. I enjoyed reading about the roadhouse concerts, and all of Eve's adventures with her family and friends. Also, I found Casey to be a huge enigma. This is escapism entertainment at its best!
Fomand
This is one of the first books that I read as a young girl. It brought back alot of memories, and it still relates to how a young teenage girl can become infatuated with a guy that really isn't as wonderful as she originally thought. It came out about the same time as "The Outsiders", and kind of has the same tone and feel.
Tetaian
Its almost completely different than the movie, so if you go into it feeling like you're reading the movie you will be disappointed. BUT if you go into it not expecting anything you will be pleasantly surprised and so happy Lily does what's best for her.
Cyregaehus
A Slipping-Down Life is so shrewdly written and the characters so expertly constructed that I wound up reading it in about three days. It is almost a novella exploring the lives of two lost young people. The girl, Evie, is plain, lonely and bored. The boy is arrogant, insouciant, and swirling in a haze of artistic yearning. He wants to be a red hot rock star. He wants to escape his uninspiring town and buy a house with white telephones and a swimming pool. She wants something to worship. Something to jolt her out of her catatonic life and give her a reason to exist. Anne Tyler is very adept at creating characters like these -- forlorn outcasts who are hopelessly damaged or simply desperate to be loved or liked or accepted. When Evie sees the boy one night singing at a nightclub she's mesmerized by his long greased hair, his black leather boots and his spangled guitar. If she could have that, if she could get his attention, maybe life would be worth it. The novel really becomes fascinating when Evie does the only thing she can do to get his attention -- which is carve his name in her forehead. This impetuous act somehow brings these two lost souls together and you stand there watching as they finally interact like someone eaves dropping in a hallway. This book is very visual -- Tyler's descriptions of nightclubs, old houses and hospitals burst like 3 dimensional images on a screen. You can smell the cut grass, the frying eggs and spilled beer. You can almost reach out and touch Evie's dull brown hair adorned with plastic headbands, rollers or flaking barrettes. A Slipping-Down Life is bleak and beautiful and these two heartbreaking young people are glorious to watch as they stumble and get up again in search for something to live for.
Dori
This book from Anne Tyler's earlier works, kicks off her greater novels to come. The story of a teenager's fascination with a rockstar-wannabee "Drumsticks Casey" in her North Carolina hometown has a nice flow. Evie Decker is the 17 year-old protagonist and she's just as bright and flawed as all the quirky characters we've come to know through Tyler's writing. I wondered where this story was going plot-wise all throughout the book and for me that's great reading entertainment. This is a good one!
Kamuro
This book is unique and wonderful. The heroine is a complex character who reveals herself gradually and almost without the reader knowing it. The rest of the people are finely drawn and engaging in a special and subtle way. I loved this book and will recommend it to my sister.
I have read all of Anne Tyler's books and I must have loaned this book to someone years ago so I am replenishing my Anne Tyler library with the ones I am missing. I love all of her books some more than others. Her characters are usually a little off but that is what makes them so endearing. I highly recommend her books.