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By Accident: A Novel

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by Susan Kelly
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By Accident: A Novel by Susan Kelly

A grieving mother finds solace from her son's death in a relationship that quickly blurs the line between friendship and intimacy.

By Accident portrays a year in the life of a woman after the accidental death of her teenage son. Laura Lucas is numbed by the loss, a loss that is paralleled in the spate of upscale construction—and attendant destruction—in her starter-home neighborhood. It's about Laura's relationship with a young tree surgeon who slowly becomes a replacement for her son—but also an object of desire.

The story reveals the delicate nexus where solace becomes sex; the role of men and women as unmarried friends; and examines grief in a marriage. It portrays the pain of change and the poignancy of acceptance through Laura's eyes, and occasionally, through the quirky outlook of her ten-year-old daughter. And before the story ends, another brutal, random accident will redefine Laura's life once again.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 304
Size: 553 KB
Publisher: Pegasus
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781681770154 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > Contemporary Women
Fiction > Family Life

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Fiction > Family Life
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Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography
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