Accidents in the Home

Tessa Hadley (Author)

Product Details

$19.00  $17.48
Picador USA
Publish Date
May 01, 2003
5.51 X 0.64 X 8.52 inches | 0.76 pounds
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About the Author

TESSA HADLEY teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University. She is the author of Sunstroke and Other Stories, Everything Will Be All Right, and Accidents in the Home. Sunstroke and Other Stories was a New York Times Notable Book of 2007, and Accidents in the Home was long-listed for The Guardian's First Book Award. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker. She lives in Cardiff, Wales.


"[A] surprising and rewarding novel...a panorama of a contemporary kind of family life." --The New York Times Book Review

"Accidents in the Home is a stylish, skillful first novel. Hadley is an acute observer of the insinuations of the strange and sinister into even the most outwardly placid life." --The Washington Post Book World

"A domestic soap opera of the very best kind...[and] what's best about Hadley's novel is her unflinching clarity about the complexities and ambivalences of family life." --The Baltimore Sun

"[A] captivating first novel, but the thrill of this tale lies in her distinctive characters--their fleeting elation and cleverly plotted contradictions, and the repercussions of their actions." --The Herald Journal (Logan, Utah)

." . . 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