Sharmin Ahammad

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The Accidental, Ali Smith

The Accidental, winner of the prestigous Whitbread award, is a quirky novel sewn together in a patchwork of exuberantly refreshing and vivid narratives. Set during a family holiday in Norfolk, Smith weaves in and out of the insular, funny, poignant interior worlds of the Smart family.

There is twelve year old Astrid, who like her name, burns with astronomical verve as she captures her eccentric childhood days on camera; seventeen year old Magnus who is tormented with the knowledge that he is partly responsible for a trick that led to a girl’s suicide