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Publisher Comments:

Clare Menges is the twenty-nine-year-old suburban mother of three, but her comfortable world is disrupted when her best friends lover appears in her life. Anyway Clares perfect life was never what it seemed; the world of her family is a complicated and fraught web of marriages and divorces, half-siblings and stepchildren, broken homes and homes reassembled. As Clares relationships begin to unravel, she notices her life repeating the patterns of those around her. Tessa Hadley constructs a beautifully fashioned and intimate portrait of family life in our times.

Review:

"Hadley is a skilled and thoughtful writer, and her characters have much to say about the complexity and durability of marriage, but it's often lost under the weight of guilt and anxiety." Library Journal

Review:

"Sometimes annoying, sometimes involving, it's a maddening blend of tedious domestic detail and startling insight. It is most notable for its technical finesse and its dark view of modern relationships." Booklist

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"...Hadley charts both the complex workings of the outside world and the tangled inner landscapes of the mind and heart..." Elizabeth Graver, author of The Honey Thief

Synopsis:

A powerful literary debut chronicles a year in the life of one thoroughly modern family — a web of marriages, divorces, half siblings, and stepchildren that expands with every new connection and betrayal.

Synopsis:

Twenty-nine-year-old suburban mother of three, Clare Menges' comfortable world is disrupted when her best friend's lover appears in her life. Hadley constructs a beautifully fashioned and intimate portrait of family life in our times.

About the Author

Tessa Hadley teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University College in Cardiff, Wales, and recently completed a book on the novels of Henry James. Accidents in the Home is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312421021
Author:
Hadley, Tessa
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
107-696
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.588 in

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Product details 264 pages Picador USA - English 9780312421021 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hadley is a skilled and thoughtful writer, and her characters have much to say about the complexity and durability of marriage, but it's often lost under the weight of guilt and anxiety."
"Review" by , "Sometimes annoying, sometimes involving, it's a maddening blend of tedious domestic detail and startling insight. It is most notable for its technical finesse and its dark view of modern relationships."
"Review" by , "...Hadley charts both the complex workings of the outside world and the tangled inner landscapes of the mind and heart..."
"Synopsis" by , A powerful literary debut chronicles a year in the life of one thoroughly modern family — a web of marriages, divorces, half siblings, and stepchildren that expands with every new connection and betrayal.
"Synopsis" by , Twenty-nine-year-old suburban mother of three, Clare Menges' comfortable world is disrupted when her best friend's lover appears in her life. Hadley constructs a beautifully fashioned and intimate portrait of family life in our times.
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