Carol Trehorneís only child, Max, is in ICU with severe burns. Max,
a performance artist, has set himself alight. He recovers but it
becomes clear that he is planning further performances that will
put him at risk of serious injury or death. Carol, a single parent
and a GP in a busy suburban practice, is worried that her son is
not the genius his friends think he is, but might be on drugs or
going psychotic. As she discusses her concerns with her sonís
psychiatrist, she wonders if her past behaviour, in particular her
relationship with the adventurous and anti-social Jack, has
influenced Maxís determination to use his body as a site of violent
art in the pursuit of revelation. Carol cannot accept that Maxís
self-harm will have any effect other than to add to the meaningless
violence in the world. The novel Accident raises questions about
what kind of life is worth living and what death is worth dying. It
explores the different responses artists and scientists can have to
violence and self-destructive behaviour, and throws into sharp
relief the difficulties parents face when their children make
decisions that appear incomprehensible.
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