The Accidental by Ali Smith

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 impact 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 2141st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 29th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  2. - Costa Book Award - Best Novel (Costa Coffee)

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The Accidental Paperback 622679 $5.78 $0.10 2007
Accidental (Penguin Ink) Paperback 4715152 $8.56 $0.01 2011
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The Accidental Paperback 4566291 $1.94 $0.01 2007
The Accidental Kindle Edition 316052 $9.99 2007
The Accidental: A novel Hardcover 1690298 $1.45 $0.01 2006
The Accidental Audio CD 2544480 $4.11 $1.67 2005