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. "She's changed my perception on life." (Anna Chancellor). "One of my favourite authors." (Liane Moriarty). "She spins gold." (Elizabeth Buchan). "Anne Tyler has no peer." (Anita Shreve). "My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world." (Nick Hornby). "A masterly author." (Sebastian Faulks). "Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good." (John Updike). "I love Anne Tyler." (Anita Brookner). "Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour." (Eudora Welty).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/03/1987
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099517504