Accidents in the Home

Accidents in the Home

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Creating an intricate network of marriages, divorces, half-siblings, and stepchildren that grows with every new relationship and betrayal, a debut novel details a year in the life of a modern family, from Clare, a twenty-nine-year-old mother of three, who has everything, but constantly desires more, to her half brother, Toby, who lives his life through the lens of a camera. 17,500 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
A powerful literary debut chronicling a year in the life of one thoroughly modern family

Clare Verey, a twenty-nine-year-old mother of three, bakes her own bread and grinds her own spices. She has a comfortable home in the suburbs and a devoted husband. Why is it, then, that when her best friend's lover appears in her life he has the power to invert her world? Why is the desire for more never satisfied?

So begins Accidents in the Home, a novel that exposes the emotional underbelly of a modern-day family. Clare's narrative is deftly intertwined with the stories of her extended family: her mother, Marian, the clever daughter of a Dostoevsky scholar whose husband leaves her for a beautiful young art student; Clare's half brother, Toby, a dreamy boy who prefers to view life through the lens of a camera; her troubled younger half sister, Tamsin, who develops an apparatus of taboos and rituals to restore order to her chaotic past.

In the world Tessa Hadley has created, family is no longer a steady foundation but a complex web of marriages, divorces, half siblings, and stepchildren that expands with every new connection and betrayal. Accidents in the Home offers a startling, intimate portrait of family life in our time.


Blackwell North Amer
Clara Menges, a twenty-nine-year-old mother of three, bakes her own bread and grinds her own spices. She has a cozy home in the suburbs and a partner who is completely dedicated to her and their children. Why is it, then, that when her best friend's lover suddenly appears in her life, he has the power to turn her world completely upside down? Why is the desire for more never satisfied?

Baker
& Taylor

Details a year in the life of a modern family, from Clare, a twenty-nine-year-old mother of three, who has everything, but constantly desires more, to her half brother, Toby, who lives his life through the lens of a camera.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805070644
0805070648
Branch Call Number: FICTION HADLE...T

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