Slipping Down Life
Anne Tyler

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Narrated By: Deborah McBride

Duration: 5 hours and 40 minutes

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The audio edition of A Slipping Down Life by Anne Tyler.

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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Modern & contemporary fiction

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