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The accidental

Author: Ali SmithHeather O'NeillStina NielsenJeff WoodmanSimon PrebbleAll authors
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barefoot, thirty-something Amber shows up at the door of a Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer, insinuating herself into their family. Dazzled by her seeming exoticism, the Smarts begin to examine the accidents of their lives under the searing lens of Amber's perceptions. When the mother Eve finally banishes her from the cottage, Amber disappears from their sight, but not--as they find when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Downloadable audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2007572859
(OCoLC)63131805
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Smith; Heather O'Neill; Stina Nielsen; Jeff Woodman; Simon Prebble; Ruth Moore
ISBN: 9781598871449 1598871447
OCLC Number: 124077193
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 9:49:20.
Performer(s): Performed by Heather O'Neill, Stina Nielsen, Jeff Woodman, Simon Prebble, and Ruth Moore.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 141193 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Ali Smith.

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Barefoot, thirty-something Amber shows up at the door of a Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer, insinuating herself into their family. Dazzled by her seeming exoticism, the Smarts begin to examine the accidents of their lives under the searing lens of Amber's perceptions. When the mother Eve finally banishes her from the cottage, Amber disappears from their sight, but not--as they find when they return home to London--from their profoundly altered lives. Fearlessly intelligent, disarmingly playful, "The accidental" is a Joycean tour-de-force of literary improvisation that explores the nature of truth, the role of chance, and the transformative power of storytelling.

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