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Accidents

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For Shira Klein, Yonatan Luria and his daughter, Dana, it is winter - winter at work, winter among friends, winter at home, and winter of the heart. Yonatan is a marginal writer, a fifty-year-old widower left to raise his child alone. When he meets Shira, a bestselling author paralyzed by stage fright, the thaw begins as man, woman, and girl enter a halting romance, alternately tender and belligerent, generous and withdrawn.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 132.1 x 208.3 x 27.9mm | 340.2g
  • Picador USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0312426046
  • 9780312426040
  • 1,454,732

About Yael Hedaya

Yael Hedaya is a journalist and humor columnist for the Israeli daily "Yediot Aharonot"," " and the Tel Aviv weekly magazine "Halr." She currently teaches creative writing at Tel Aviv University. "Accidents, " her first novel, was a bestseller in Israel. She lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.show more

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When you read a book like Yael Hedaya's "Accidents"--a fine-grained, tragicomic, and always gripping portrait of adult love in the making--you wonder why so few such books are produced, and why they are not more fanfared. . . . This book is, in every sense, the real deal. "The Atlantic" [A] rewarding novel . . . utterly realistic and charming . . . Hedaya does an expert job of detailing these two self-conscious cynics' early courtship. "The Forward" Though the three novellas of Hedaya's "Housebroken" are funny and accomplished, they do not prepare one for the depth of her new novel. . . . Hedaya has an unerring sense of the fear involved in attempting intimacy, and her book contains one of the best descriptions of bad sex with the wrong person. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" The author's detailed, slowly unfolding story captures the growth of affection and the conflicts inherent in new relationships. . . . Hedaya is able to bring an impressive multidimensionality to her characters. "Booklist"" "When you read a book like Yael Hedaya's "Accidents"--a fine-grained, tragicomic, and always gripping portrait of adult love in the making--you wonder why so few such books are produced, and why they are not more fanfared. . . . This book is, in every sense, the real deal."--"The Atlantic" "[A] rewarding novel . . . utterly realistic and charming . . . Hedaya does an expert job of detailing these two self-conscious cynics' early courtship."--"The Forward" "Though the three novellas of Hedaya's "Housebroken" are funny and accomplished, they do not prepare one for the depth of her new novel. . . . Hedaya has an unerring sense of the fear involved in attempting intimacy, and her book contains one of the best descriptions of bad sex with the wrong person."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "The author's detailed, slowly unfolding story captures the growth of affection and the conflicts inherent in new relationships. . . . Hedaya is able to bring an impressive multidimensionality to her characters."--"Booklist" "Though the three novellas of Yael Hedaya's "Housebroken" are funny and accomplished, they do not prepare one for the depth of her new novel. . . . Hedaya has an unerring sense of the fear involved in attempting intimacy, and her book contains one of the best descriptions of bad sex with the wrong person."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "The author's detailed, slowly unfolding story captures the growth of affection and the conflicts inherent in new relationships. . . . Hedaya is able to bring an impressive multidimensionality to her characters."--"Booklist"show more

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85 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 24% (20)
4 33% (28)
3 25% (21)
2 12% (10)
1 7% (6)
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