A Slipping-Down Life (1970) by Anne Tyler
A teenager becomes obsessed with a rock musician and decides to get his attention at all costs.
“Tyler’s characters have character: quirks, odd angles of vision, colorful mean streaks and harmonic longings.” — Time Magazine
“While set in the unique surrounds of small town America of the 1960s, Tyler’s characters are both universal and timeless.” — blogger Marg
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