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The accidental / Ali Smith.

Smith, Ali, 1962- (Author). O'Neill, Heather. (Performer). Nielsen, Stina. (Performer). Woodman, Jeff. (Performer). Prebble, Simon. (Performer). Moore, Ruth, 1903-1989 (Performer).

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  • ISBN: 9781598871449 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1598871447 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Co., 2006.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 9:49:20.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by Heather O'Neill, Stina Nielsen, Jeff Woodman, Simon Prebble, and Ruth Moore.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 141193 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Strangers > Fiction.
Summer resorts > Fiction.
Women biographers > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Norfolk (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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