By Accident

By Accident

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A grieving mother finds solace from her sona€™s death in a relationship that quickly blurs the line between friendship and intimacy Susan Kellya€™s stylish, poignant new novel 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 constructiona€”and attendant destructiona€”in her starter-home neighborhood. Ita€™s about Lauraa€™s relationship with a young tree surgeon who slowly becomes a replacement for her sona€”but also an object of desire.Depending on the date and the weather, leaves waft earthward in infinite variety: float singly, flutter steadily, pour down, ... Ready-made dance floor, nothing to ruin . ... Small projectsa€”dormers where there was only a slanted roof, new kitchen cabinets, a replaced porch railinga€”blossomed ... I stuck four fingers in four soda bottles, tucked two cereal boxes under my arm, and nudged open the kitchen dooranbsp;...

Title:By Accident
Author:Susan Kelly
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2011-09-13


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