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The Accidental

by Ali Smith
£7.99   paperback  Penguin Books Ltd (2006)

The Accidental by Ali Smith Winner of the Whitbread Novel Award 2005.
Shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize.
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006.

 
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.

"A beguiling page-turner... a brilliant creation. To read The Accidental is to be excited from first to last."
(Independent)

ISBN 13: 9780141010397 | ISBN 10: 0141010398