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Accidents in the Home

(2002)
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An improbable coincidence brings Clare back into contact with someone she once had sex with at a teenage party; complicatedly, he is now going out with her best friend, Helly. The encounter needn't have meant anything - it could just have been funny, or embarrassing - but it seems to have the power to shake up everything in Clare's life. Clare is married with three small children, she bakes her own bread and buys her clothes from the charity shop. Helly is an actress and has her golden curves pasted up on billboards ten foot high. And each of them seems to want what the other has. Clare's story is intertwined with other stories of her extended family. Her father has been married three times and left a trail of children. Accidents in the Home dips in and out of the lives of this complicated, close, fraught family, reaching out into the past for explanation and illumination as well as across the present. It is the debut of a quite formidable fictional talent.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Accidents in the Home: A Novel
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-8050-7064-8 / 978-0-8050-7064-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Accidents in the Home: A Novel
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-312-42102-8 / 978-0-312-42102-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Accidents in the Home
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-09-942858-X / 978-0-09-942858-9 (UK edition)
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March 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Accidents In The Home
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
ISBN: 0-224-06230-1 / 978-0-224-06230-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Title: Accidents in the Home
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May 2003 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Accidents in the Home: A Novel
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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