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A Slipping Down Life
Anne Tyler

In a small Southern town, teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram 'Drumstrings' Casey, and decides to... Lire la suite
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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.

Préface
From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. A Slipping Down Life is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler's books in striking new backlist style

Auteur
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread and Vinegar Girl.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

Texte du rabat

"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 isshattered 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 whobecomes all too real.... "From the Paperback edition."



Résumé
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 novel.

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Détails sur le produit

Titre: A Slipping Down Life
Auteur: Anne Tyler
Code EAN: 9780099517504
ISBN: 978-0-09-951750-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Random House UK
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 176
Poids: 150g
Taille: H198mm x B129mm x T5mm
Année: 1987

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