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The Accidental


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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Overall customer rating: 5.000

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


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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