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Evie 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...

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"One of the most beguiling and mesmerizing writers in America." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"Not merely good....She is wickedly good!" John Updike

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"Tyler's characters have character: quirks, odd angles of vision, colorful mean streaks and harmonic longings." Time

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"Her people are triumphantly alive." The New York Times

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Shy, plump teenager Evie Decker falls in love with a pop singer's voice on the radio and begins to break out of her shell as she pursues the rock star by frequenting a local roadhouse.

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"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."

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Evie 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....

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About the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. Tylers eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore.

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kpop_singer, November 1, 2006 (view all comments by kpop_singer)
great!
except the ending. it wasn't my type of ending
but the book and story line and all was great!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345478955
Author:
Tyler, Anne
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
May 4, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.56 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345478955 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the most beguiling and mesmerizing writers in America."
"Review" by , "Not merely good....She is wickedly good!"
"Review" by , "Tyler's characters have character: quirks, odd angles of vision, colorful mean streaks and harmonic longings."
"Review" by , "Her people are triumphantly alive."
"Synopsis" by , Shy, plump teenager Evie Decker falls in love with a pop singer's voice on the radio and begins to break out of her shell as she pursues the rock star by frequenting a local roadhouse.
"Synopsis" by , "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 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....

From the Paperback edition.

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