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Accidents in the Homeby Tessa Hadley
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The debut novel of a formidable fictional talent.
An improbable coincidence brings Clare back into contact with someone she once had sex with as a teenager; to complicate matters, he is now going out with her best friend, Helly. The encounter could have just been embarrassing, but it shakes up everything in Clares life. Clare and Helly learned to smoke and shoplift together, and even read an old copy of The Female Eunuch together, squeezed side by side on Hellys bed. Now Clare is married with three small children, bakes her own bread and buys her clothes from the charity shop. Helly is a model and has her image up on billboards ten feet high. And each of them seems to want what the other has.
Clare is married, with three small children, she bakes her own bread and buys her clothes from the charity shop. Her best friend Helly is a model and has her golden curves pasted up on billboards ten feet high. Each of them seems to want what the other has.
Debut novel about contemporary relationships. A mother of three children meets someone she had a one-night stand with as a teenager, and this has a powerful impact. "This writer is a rare and startling gem" "Guardian".
About the Author
Tessa Hadley teaches at Bath Spa University and lives in Cardiff.
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