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A Slipping-down Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date April 9, 2009
Pages 186
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439557204
ISBN-10 1439557209
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Original list price $15.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 instantly attracted to his cool, motionless voice. Evie learns that Drumstrings frequently plays at a dingy roadhouse called The Unicorn. So she goes there and, with an uncharacteristically bold gesture, bursts out of her lonely shell—and into the attentive gaze of an intangible man who becomes all too real. . . .

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394445731
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (June 1, 1970)
9780394445731 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: Story of Evie Decker and her unlikely romance with Drumstrings Casey, a small-time rock singer who plays in a country roadhouse
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345478146 Book cover for 9780345478955 Book cover for 9780449001028 Book cover for 9780804108867
 
from Ballantine Books (May 4, 2004)
9780345478955 | details & prices | 186 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: "Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.
from Ballantine Books (April 1, 2004)
9780345478146 | details & prices | 186 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Tells the story of Evie Decker and her unlikely romance with Drumstrings Casey, a small-time rock singer who plays in a country roadhouse.
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (July 1, 1997)
9780449001028 | details & prices | 186 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Tells the story of Evie Decker and her unlikely romance with Drumstrings Casey, a small-time rock singer who plays in a country roadhouse.
Reissue edition from Ivy Books (October 1, 1992)
9780804108867 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Tells the story of Evie Decker and her unlikely romance with Drumstrings Casey, a small-time rock singer who plays in a country roadhouse
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439557204 | details & prices | 186 pages | List price $15.99
About: Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager with a distant father and hours and hours of silence to fill.
from Turtleback Books (April 1, 2008); titled "Slipping-down Life"
9781417823833 | details & prices | List price $24.50
About: Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager with a distant father and hours and hours of silence to fill.
from Turtleback Books (August 23, 1992); titled "Slipping-down Life"
9780613926423 | details & prices | List price $15.50
About: Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager with a distant father and hours and hours of silence to fill.

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