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ISBN: 0241141907 / ISBN-13: 9780241141908

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The Accidental is Ali Smith's sparkling novel about a family holiday and a stranger who upends it. Arresting and wonderful, The Accidental pans in on ... Show synopsis

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  • The Accidental (Hamish Hamilton Ltd) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Ali Smith

    The Accidental

    Hardcover, Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    2005
    320 pages

    ISBN: 0241141907
    ISBN-13: 9780241141908

    Arresting and wonderful, "The Accidental" pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There, a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light. A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves, "The Accidental" explores the nature of truth, the role of fate, and the power of storytelling. This ... Show more

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Reviews of The Accidental

Overall customer rating: 5.000
JeffwithaJ

Is ?The Accidental? the next ?Beloved??

by JeffwithaJ on Oct 21, 2008

I?ve had The Accidental sitting on my desk for the past couple months. I put it there after finishing it, with the intention of reviewing Ali Smith?s remarkable novel. But this tale of a family on holiday in the English countryside is so distinct, enigmatic, and powerful that it has kept me guessing ... More

Cariola

One of My Best Books of 2007

by Cariola on Mar 29, 2008

Let me make two confessions before I begin: 1) I'm partial to books with multiple narrators or points of view; 2) I generally don't care for adolescent narrators. So naturally, the structure of The Accidental immediately appealed to me, but I was also immediately put off by the first sizable chapter ... More

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