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The Accidental

Ali Smith

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.

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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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather O'Neill, Stina Nielsen, Jeff Woodman, Ruth Moore, Simon Prebble

Length:

9h 44m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:11:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

54:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

44:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

57:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

50:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:52