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 2330th 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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Accidental (Penguin Ink) Paperback 4715152 $8.56 $0.01 2011
The Accidental Hardcover 3711884 $2.94 $0.01 2005
Accidental Paperback 4295373 $0.01
The Accidental Audio CD 2544480 $4.11 $1.67 2005
The Accidental: A novel Hardcover 2591579 $9.97 $0.59 2006
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The Accidental Kindle Edition 316052 $9.99 2007