At a glance:
- Author: Anne Tyler
- First Published: 1970
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Time of Work: The late 1960’s
- Setting: A small town in North Carolina
- Characters: Evie Decker, Bertram (Drum) Casey, David Elliot, Violet Hayes, Clotelia, Sam Decker
- Genres: Long fiction, Domestic realism, Novel
- Subjects: 1960's, Self-discovery, Adolescence, Teenagers, Love or romance, South or Southerners, Music or musicians, Self-confidence
- Locales: United States, North Carolina, North America
Form and Content
A Slipping-Down Life is a realistic tale of the awkward and sometimes painful movement of a teenager, socially handicapped by the stigmas of shyness and obesity, to a moment of decision to end her obscurity, which ultimately leads her on a true journey to maturity and a strong sense of self-worth.
From the moment that Evie Decker, a seventeen-year-old from the small town of Farinia, North Carolina, hears the disembodied voice of nineteen-year-old local musician Drum Casey sounding his need to get out of Farinia for good, Evie is called to action....
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