The Resource A slipping-down life, Anne Tyler

A slipping-down life, Anne Tyler

Label
A slipping-down life
Title
A slipping-down life
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
YEvie 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..
Summary
Anne Tyler's third novel is the story of Evie Decker, one of the most overweight girls in her high school in Pulqua, North Carolina. Evie, who has always been on the outskirts of the popular crowd, falls in love with a rock and roll singer and guitar player named Bertram "Drumstrings" Casey. To demonstrate her absolute devotion to him, Evie uses a pair of nail scissors to carve his name on her forehead--but because she does it while looking in the mirror, the word is spelled YESAC. Although her father wants her to go to a plastic surgeon, Evie refuses. Tyler explores the relationship between Drum and Evie with compassion and grace. -- Description by: Nancy Pearl
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
060031
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High school students
  • Teenage girls
  • Rock musicians
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
A slipping-down life, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780345478955
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A slipping-down life, Anne Tyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780345478955
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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