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A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards
  

A Cupboard Full of Coats

Literary Fiction   Family Drama   Reading Groups   

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

Narrated with a distinct and fiery spice, Jinx and Lemon must find their own paths to redemption in this stunning debut novel in which over the course of one weekend they strip away the layers of the past to lay bare a story full of jealousy and tragic betrayal.

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Synopsis

A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards

It's been fourteen years since Jinx's mother was brutally stabbed to death in their home in East London. Fourteen years for Jinx to become accustomed to the huge weight of guilt and anger that has destroyed her life. Fourteen years to nurture an impossible shame. Out of nowhere, Lemon arrives on her doorstep. An old friend of her mother's, he wants to revisit the events leading to that terrible night, and Jinx sees the opportunity to confess, finally, her hand in the violence.

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An impressive debut, particularly notable for its pellucid prose. Kirkus Reviews


About the Author

Yvvette Edwards

Yvvette Edwards was brought up in Hackney and is of Montserratian-British origin. She works for the Housing Benefits office and lives with her family in London. This is her first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th April 2011

Author

Yvvette Edwards

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Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
Reading Groups

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781851687978

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