Francis King

Seduced By A Stranger

The Accidental

By

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The basic plot of Ali Smith’s novel is a familiar one. Unannounced and unexpected, a mysterious stranger irrupts from nowhere into a household, to transform its members’ lives. Having performed that task, leaving behind either devastation or renewal, the visitant then vanishes.

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