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Title:The Accidental
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Publisher:Anchor
ISBN:1400032180
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Number of Pages:306
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, Literary fiction

The Accidental by Ali Smith

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Accidental Winner of the Whitbread Award for best novel and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize i The Accidental i is the virtuoso new novel by the singularly gifted Ali Smith Jonathan Safran Foer has called her writing thrilling Jeanette Winterson has praised her for her style ideas and punch Here in a novel at once profound playful and exhilaratingly inventive she transfixes us with a portrait of a family unraveled by a mysterious visitor .

Amber thirtysomething and barefoot shows up at the door of the Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer She talks her way in She tells nothing but lies She stays for dinner .

Eve Smart the author of a best selling series of biographical reconstructions thinks Amber is a student with whom her husband Michael is sleeping Michael an English professor knows only that her car broke down Daughter Astrid age twelve thinks she s her mother s friend Son Magnus age seventeen thinks she s an angel .

As Amber insinuates herself into the family the questions of who she is and how she s come to be there drop away Instead dazzled by her seeming exoticism the Smarts begin to examine the accidents of their lives through the searing lens of Amber s perceptions When Eve finally banishes her from the cottage Amber disappears from their sight but not they discover when they return home to London from their profoundly altered lives .

Fearlessly intelligent and written with an irresistible blend of lyricism and whimsy i The Accidental i is a 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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i The incomparable Ali Smith melds the tale and the essay into a magical hybrid form a song of praise to the power of stories in our lives i br br In February the novelist Ali Smith delivered the Weidenfeld lectures on European comparative literature at St Anne s College Oxford Her lectures took the shape of this set of discursive stories Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form i Artful i is narrated by a character who is haunted literally by a former lover the writer of a series of lectures about art and literature br br A hypnotic dialogue unfolds a duet between and a meditation on art and storytelling a book about love grief memory and revitalization Smith s heady powers as a fiction writer harmonize with her keen perceptions as a reader and critic to form a living thing that reminds us that life and art are never separate br br i Artful i is a book about the things art can do the things art is full of and the quicksilver nature of all artfulness It glances off artists and writers from Michelangelo through Dickens then all the way past postmodernity exploring every form from ancient cave painting to s cinema musicals This kaleidoscope opens up new inventive elastic insights on the relation of aesthetic form to the human mind the ways we build our minds from stories the bridges art builds between us i Artful i is a celebration of literature s worth in and to the world and a meaningful contribution to that worth in itself There has never been a book quite like it, Passionate compassionate vitally inventive and scrupulously playful Ali Smith s novels are like nothing else A true original she is a one of a kind literary sensation Her novels consistently attract serious acclaim and discussion and have won her a dedicated readership who are drawn again and again to the warmth humanity and humor of her voice br br i How to be both i is a novel all about art s versatility Borrowing from painting s fresco technique to make an original literary double take it s a fast moving genre bending conversation between forms times truths and fictions There s a Renaissance artist of the s There s the child of a child of the s Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless structural gets playful knowing gets mysterious fictional gets real and all life s givens get given a second chance br br A NOTE TO THE READER br Who says stories reach everybody in the same order br This novel can be read in two ways and this book provides you with both br In half of all printed editions of the novel the narrative EYES comes before CAMERA br In the other half of printed editions the narrative CAMERA precedes EYES br The narratives are exactly the same in both versions just in a different order br br The books are intentionally printed in two different ways so that readers can randomly have different experiences reading the same text So depending on which edition you happen to receive the book will be EYES CAMERA or CAMERA EYES Enjoy the adventure, b A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker shortlisted and Baileys Prize winning author of i How to be both i b br br Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality the immediacy and the colour hit of Pop Art via a bit of very contemporary skulduggery and skull diggery i Autumn i is a witty excavation of the present by the past The novel is a stripped branches take on popular culture and a meditation in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive on what richness and worth are what harvest means br br i Autumn i is the first installment in Ali Smith s novel quartet Seasonal four standalone books separate yet interconnected and cyclical as the seasons are exploring what time is how we experience it and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative br br From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape shifting series wide ranging in timescale and light footed through histories and a story about ageing and time and love and stories themselves, A richly inventive new collection of stories from Ali Smith author of How to be both winner of the Baileys Women s Prize and the Costa Novel Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize br br Why are books so very powerful br br What do the books we ve read over our lives our own personal libraries make of us br br What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries so hard won but now in jeopardy say about us br br The stories in Ali Smith s new collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us how they travel with us how they shock us change us challenge us banish time while making us older wiser and ageless all at once how they remind us to pay attention to the world we make br br Public libraries are places of joy freedom community and discovery and right now they are under threat from funding cuts and widespread closures across the UK and further afield With this brilliantly inventive collection Ali Smith joins the campaign to save our public libraries and celebrate their true place in our culture and history