A Slipping-down Life Summary
Anne Tyler

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A Slipping-down Life Summary

A Slipping-Down Life, the third book by the critically acclaimed novelist Ann Tyler, was published in 1970. Written in a clean and unassuming style, it describes the life of Evie Decker, an overweight and lonely teenager, who becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old rock musician named Bertram "Drumstrings" Casey. Evie is not a big fan of music but she does listen to the radio, to help fill in the empty hours at the...

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