The accident

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Ticknor & Fields, Apr 1, 1991 - Fiction - 151 pages
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The Accident is a gripping tale of a young man's spiritual struggle during his junior year abroad at a Catholic university in Belgium. A haunting masterpiece of spiritual crisis, alienation, and love by David Plante, author of the renowned "Francoeur" trilogy, this magnificent, troubling novel is sure to be considered among the best fiction written today.

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In the early 1960s, the era of Vatican II, a 19-year-old college student from New England arrives in Belgium to study at the famed Catholic University of Louvain. A self-described atheist, he has no ... Read full review

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David Plante is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Francoeur trilogy--"The Family" (a finalist for the National Book Award), "The Woods," and "The Country"--and the nonfiction "Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three" and "American Ghosts," His work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and "The Paris Review," Plante teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in New York and London.

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