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the accidental

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Publisher
Anchor Books
Language
English
Pages
306

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The Accidental is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a family's summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the Smarts--parents Eve and Michael, son Magnus, and the youngest, daughter Astrid--encounter Amber in his or her own solipsistic way, but somehow her presence allows them to see their lives (and their life together) in a new light. Smith's exhilarating facility with language, her narrative freedom, her chromatic wordplay propel the novel to its startling, wonderfully enigmatic conclusion.

Ali Smith's acclaimed novel not only won the prestigious Whitbread Award but was also a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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Cover of: The Accidental
The Accidental
2020, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Penguin Essentials Edition (001)
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the accidental
2011, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Reissue (1)
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Atsitiktinė
2007, "Baltu lanku" leidyba
Hardcover in Lithuanian
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the accidental
2007-04, Anchor Books
Paperback in English - 1st Anchor books ed. (1)
Cover of: the accidental
the accidental
2007-04, Anchor Books
Paperback in English - 1st Anchor books ed. (1)
Cover of: The Accidental
The Accidental
2007, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Reissued (1)
Cover of: The Accidental
The Accidental
2006?, Pantheon Books
Hardcover in English - First American Edition (1)
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The accidental
2006, Pantheon Books
Hardcover in English - First American Edition (1)
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the accidental
2006, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Large Print Edition
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De toevallige
2005, Mouria
Paperback in Dutch

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Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2005

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6069.M4213 A64 2007, PR6069.M4213 A65 2007

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
306p.
Number of pages
306

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32952047M
Internet Archive
accidental0000smit_n6r7
ISBN 10
1400032180
ISBN 13
9781400032181
OCLC/WorldCat
494213603
Goodreads
43728784

Work Description

The Accidental is a 2005 novel by Scottish author Ali Smith. It follows a middle-class English family who are visited by an uninvited guest, Amber, while they are on holiday in a small village in Norfolk. Amber's arrival has a profound effect on all the family members. Eventually she is cast out the house by the mother, Eve. But the consequences of her appearance continue even after the family has returned home to London.

The novel was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Man Booker Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and it won the Whitbread Award.

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