Panning in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer, this novel is about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves, which is also an exploration of the nature of truth, and the role of fate.
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.
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Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World and The Whole Story and Other Stories and The Accidental.
The Accidental by Ali Smith
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Penguin Books Ltd
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 2005 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2005
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