Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler

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Evie 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 by: 3.

Tyler from A Slipping-Down Life; "While she was waiting on the front porch, clutching her books to her chest, disapproval hung like a fog up and down her street". Slipping-Down Life book course this book was published six years before Zusak was born/5. 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/5(72). About A Slipping-Down Life “Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.” –NEWSDAY Evie 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 Slipping-Down Life book attracted to him. Evie 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 : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

"A Slipping Down Life" is a beautiful small town fantasy nicely portrayed by all the actors. The movie is about Evie Decker's obsession for a musician named Slipping-Down Life book Casey, and all the things she'll do in the name of love.

In the name of hope.4/4(38). Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Slipping-Down Life This story is about a girl who becomes obsessed with a budding rock musician who want to make it big, but when his career does not take of and the two are forced to settle down, she becomes aware of his true nature and intentions which are not in her best interest.

A Slipping-Down Life, the third book by the critically acclaimed novelist Ann Tyler, was published in 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.

Directed by Toni Kalem. With Lili Taylor, Guy Pearce, Irma P. Hall, Tom Bower. A shy, young woman, living a sheltered life in a small southern town, embarks on a journey to self-awareness when she falls in love with an eccentric rock star/10(1K).

A Slipping-Down Life is a romantic drama film directed by Toni Kalem. Based on a novel by Anne Tyler, it stars Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce. Plot. Shy loner Evie (Taylor) hears musician Drumstrings Casey (Pearce) on the radio one night and becomes infatuated with him.

Music by: Peter Himmelman. A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler (Goodreads Author) avg rating — 3, ratings — published — added by 5, people.

a slipping-down life By Anne Tyler. here is a Ring Lardner quality to Anne Tyler's unassuming folk tale of two teenage losers in the city of Pulqua, N.C.: her ear for demotic dialogue is as accurate as an Ampex and her estimate of middle-class America.

A slipping Down life was another Ann Tyler's good read. I enhjoyed the story very much. Typical of Ann Tyler's characters, the people in the book we're one of a kind.

A Slipping Down life is a nice quick read that you will enjoy. BUt you'll get tied up in the characters and want to know how things turn out years from now.4/5(50). In a small Southern town teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram 'Drumstrings' Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands.

When she carves his name on her forehead their two lives become unforgettably entwined in this remarkable A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD‘She’s changed my perception on life’ 4/5(5). But after their parting, Drum's slipping-down life contains a new unanswerable question, and Evie leaves, pregnant, to "get along" knowing that true love is for the movies.

Lacking some of the delicacy of her earlier novels, perhaps, but Miss Tyler still exhibits a major talent, and this has a bleak, raw power.

A shy, young woman (Lili Taylor), living a sheltered life in a small southern town, embarks on a journey to self-awareness when she falls in love with an eccentric rock star (Guy Pearce). A Slipping Down LifeRating: R.

Editions for A Slipping-Down Life: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Paperback published in ), (Mass Home My BooksCited by: 3. Get this from a library. A slipping-down life. [Anne Tyler] -- Evie is a dull wallflower who works in a dead-end job. She becomes obsessed with struggling musician named Drumstrings Casey, who sings at a local club.

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But her quiet Free shipping over $Cited by: 3. The story deals with finding love in a dead-end life. Evie (Lili Taylor) is a loner, living with her widowed father, who works at an aging kiddie park where she is a costumed cartoon character.

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/5. A Slipping Down Life by Anne Tyler,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Evie 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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Fiction. An odd little novella of pp. Reduced from $/5(K). A slipping-down life. [Anne Tyler] -- Tells the story of Evie Decker and her unlikely romance with Drumstrings Casey, a small-time rock singer who plays in a country roadhouse.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Get this from a library. A slipping-down life. [Anne Tyler] -- 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. In my opinion, this book was really quite good, and I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting.

It was a fast read for me - and while the plot was certainly quirky - I still found that the characters were well-crafted and extremely likable. Overall, I give A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler a /5(10).

Get this from a library. A slipping-down life. [Anne Tyler] -- Shy, plump teenager Evie Decker's entire life changes when she becomes obsessed with local rock singer Drumstrings Casey. A Slipping-Down Life Critics Consensus.

Lili Talyor is the best thing in this uninvolving and unconvincing drama. 26% TOMATOMETER Total Count: 65 26%. Get this from a library. A slipping-down life.

[Anne Tyler; Mary Woods] -- Drum Casey surprised Evie like the discovery of an island surprises a drowning person if it wasn't love between them, it was at least dry land. A Slipping-Down Life by. Anne Tyler (Goodreads Author) Anne Tyler 6 book collection - 'the Tin Can Tree' 'Earthly Possessions' 'If Morning Ever Comes' 'The Clock Winder' 'Back When We Were Grown Ups' 'The Amateur Marriage' by.

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Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select your Reviews: A Slipping-Down Life Cast as an introverted woman who impulsively disrupts her life of quiet desperation in small-town North Carolina, Lili Taylor gives an appealingly quirky performance in.

A Slipping-Down Life movie reviews & Metacritic score: Based on the novel by Anne Tyler, A Slippping Down Life is the story of the unusual courtship of an awkward young woman and a charismatic singer/songwriter, and 44%(26). A Slipping Down Life is a charming love story that keeps on giving until the very end.

I especially enjoyed the performances of the film's two leads, Guy Pearce, and Lily Taylor. If you get a chance to catch this fantastic piece, jump at it. A Slipping-Down Life by Anne Tyler (Goodreads Author) avg rating — 3, ratings — published — 5 editions.

A SLIPPING-DOWN LIFE Roger Ebert Tweet. I first became aware of Lili Taylor in "Mystic Pizza" () a star-making film that also introduced Julia Roberts. She plays the girl who walks away from the altar because her husband-to-be doesn't believe in sex before marriage and she doesn't think it's worth marrying him just to get him.

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