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ISBN:
0224062301
Author:
Tessa Hadley
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape (2002)
Pages:
256 pages
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1233 kb
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1748 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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Additional Acclaim for Tessa Hadley’s Accidents in the Home.

Additional Acclaim for Tessa Hadley’s Accidents in the Home. To Eric, Ed, Sam, and Jack.

When Clare, married with three children, renews acquaintance with someone whom she slept with at a teenage party you are left wondering if the relationship will be re-ignited. As well as Clare's story, we get to know about her family, including her thrice married father and his numerous interesting offspring. Find similar books Profile.

Tessa Jane Hadley FRSL (born 28 February 1956; née Nichols) is a British author of novels, short stories and non-fiction. Her writing is realistic and often focuses on family relationships

Tessa Jane Hadley FRSL (born 28 February 1956; née Nichols) is a British author of novels, short stories and non-fiction. Her writing is realistic and often focuses on family relationships. Her novels have twice reached the longlists of the Orange Prize and the Wales Book of the Year, and in 2016, she won the Hawthornden Prize, as well as one of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes for fiction.

I hope Tessa Hadley keeps writing because I do love her novels. The characters she writes about are such a mix-strong yet frail. Accidents in the Home is an interesting and well-written novel-an examination of human relationships and the various "accidents" made in these relationships. Clare Verey a 29 year old married woman is the focal point of the novel, with chapters alternating between her story and those of the various members of her extended family-half brother, stepmother, father, etc.

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.

Hadley is adept at delineating the Cranes’ brand of cultured middle-class Britishness in all its generational mutations

Hadley is adept at delineating the Cranes’ brand of cultured middle-class Britishness in all its generational mutations. In the central section of her novel, which flashes back 40-odd years, we meet their grandfather, the Rev. Grantham ­Fellowes (learned, austere, immensely vain, who couldn’t sympathize when the country people wanted televisions and refrigerators ) and their sexy mocking mother, Jill, who, liberated by the 1960s, escaped to bohemian London with her left-wing journalist husband.

Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, The Master Bedroom, The London Train, Clever Girl and The Past, and three collections of stories, Sunstroke, Married Love.

Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly praised novels, Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Everything Will Be All Right, The Master Bedroom, The London Train, Clever Girl and The Past, and three collections of stories, Sunstroke, Married Love and Bad Dreams.

Books that made me Tessa Hadley: The Rainbow changed my life – DH Lawrence is a life force

Hadley’s seventh novel explores the world of domestic intrigue. Published: 20 Feb 2019. Published: 11 Feb 2019. Books that made me Tessa Hadley: The Rainbow changed my life – DH Lawrence is a life force. The writer on the brilliance of Colm Tóibín and Alice Munro and why she isn’t ashamed not to have read Brave New World. Published: 17 Nov 2017. Tessa Hadley: The Rainbow changed my life – DH Lawrence is a life force.

Accidents in the Home (Paperback). Tessa Hadley (author)

Accidents in the Home (Paperback). Tessa Hadley (author). Not many books remind you so directly and forcefully that reading is about creating new ways of seeing the world" New York Times "Charts with intelligence, humour and unflinching perception the way we mostly fail to realise how we have to live" Times Literary Supplement "In clear prose that gorgeously fixes nuances so evanescent as to be rare, the novel unfolds an artful, inventive spectrum of opportunity and love - Tessa Hadley is that rare writer who has the convictions of her ambitions" Observer . You.

A powerful literary debut chronicling a year in the life of one thoroughly modern familyClare 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.
  • Chinon
This book is more a collage of stories than a novel, but I don't say that as a criticism. Just know that some characters are in the foreground, and you will learn more about their lives. Others are mostly in the background, and have only short sections devoted to them. Her skill with language is evident throughout.

I learned of Tessa Hadley when I read one of her stories in a recent issue of The New Yorker. Most of the chapters in this book could stand alone as a short story, though they are linked. As others have said, there are a lot of characters to keep track of. What helped me was to print a copy of the family tree from the front of the book so that I could refer to it without losing my place.
  • Syleazahad
I hope Tessa Hadley keeps writing because I do love her novels. The characters she writes about are such a mix--strong yet frail. Usually the focus is on women--friends, mothers and daughters, sisters, etc. In this there is a brief section that tells a part of the story through a brother's point of view. But he is not the main event. These people are so very human, so apt to make mistakes. The novel doesn't coddle them, and yet we don't necessarily hate them for their missteps. Still, many of us have made decisions in our lives that set us off on a path we might not have chosen if we could go back and relive that time. It seems some of Hadley's protagonists do that too, and yet the novel is not a tragedy. Accidents do happen after all.
  • Onoxyleili
I wanted to like this more
than I did, because I've liked several of her other books, and really enjoyed her short stories. However this just didn't seem as polished and tight as some of her other work. At one point I thought the character was still on vacation in Ireland, making a trip to London much more complicated than from the house in England.

As always, she has produced a well written book, with characters that evolve into mature forgiving people, but it doesn't quite hang together.
  • Broadraven
Accidents in the Home is an interesting and well-written novel--an examination of human relationships and the various "accidents" made in these relationships. Clare Verey a 29 year old married woman is the focal point of the novel, with chapters alternating between her story and those of the various members of her extended family--half brother, stepmother, father, etc. Each character has his or her faults and foibles exposed to us. May of the characters seem to naturally gravitate to the wrong type of person, the wrong type of relationship. When I read back the words I have just written, I realize that I have painted a rather bleak picture of a definitely unbleak novel. Accidents in the Home is quite an enjoyable read, well-told and engaging. The characters are likeable, their flaws, forgivable. Enjoy.
  • Anayalore
Unusual plot, female characters predominate and are well developed. Prose is artfully written, thought provoking. A welcome relief from clumsy, wooden prose, trivial, predictable subject matter, and boring plots where women are just male appendages. I hope Hadley's novels are all this good because I plan to read them all.
  • Xirmiu
EXCELLENT WRITING. CHARACTERS ARE VERY COMPLEX AND INTERESTING.
  • Wire
I loved knowing what each character thought and felt, and their lives unraveled as I read. I agree with other readers that there were many people to keep track of, and that could leave you unsure of who you were following or why you should care. I found the story sad and unfortunate, yet honest and well-written.
love the author. have read her short stories and wanted to try this too. very complex but once you get the relationships sorted it's terrific!