Saturday July 4, 2020

Intriguing follow-up from Booker nominee

The Accidental, by Ali Smith, Hamish Hamilton, €20.

23rd July, 2005

The Accidental, by Ali Smith, Hamish Hamilton, €20.

What would you do if an attractive blonde woman arrived out of nowhere at your holiday home saying that her car had broken down? Would you invite her in for tea? Turn her away?

Look at her longingly? Befriend her? Would you offer her a berth for weeks, unable to gauge the truth because of a mixed-up domestic situation?

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