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By (author) Yvvette Edwards

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He just knocked, that was all, knocked at the front door and waited, like the fourteen years since the night I'd killed my mother hadn't happened at all...A" Crushed by an impossible shame, Jinx's life has been little more than a shell; estranged from her husband, she is even relieved when he takes her young son with him. When Lemon, an old friend of her mother's, turns up on her doorstep, Jinx is forced to confront her past, and with the pain of remembrance comes the possibility of redemption. But Lemon has his own secrets to share, and together they unravel an unforgettable family drama, stoked with violence and passion. Rich with voices from East London and the West Indies, Edwards's narrative is delivered with a unique and uncompromising bite that announces a new talent in British fiction.

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 134.62 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • 21 Sep 2011
  • Oneworld Publications
  • London
  • English
  • 1851688382
  • 9781851688388
  • 87,541

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Yvvette Edwards has lived in London all her life. She grew up in Hackney and is of Montserratian-British origin. Yvvette continues to live in the East End, and is married with three children. A Cupboard Full of Coats is her first novel.

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"A Cupboard Full of Coats" is high drama, full of breathtaking tension, and, at times, brought to mind the works of Arthur Miller and August Wilson, both of whom knew a thing or two about secrets spilled across a kitchen table." -- Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising A gut-wrenching and gorgeously lyrical debut... Engrossing and human to the core, Edwards's novel wrings the heart in the most tender of ways. Publishers Weekly "With great courage, both physical and political, Anderson reveals in stark detail the absence of genuine contact between the foreign armies and the civilians they claim to be helping... gripping and disturbing." -- Jonathan Steele, former Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Guardian A novel that pulses with rhythm, texture, language, and a story that keeps you locked to its pages. Brutally honest, expertly woven, and utterly mesmerizing. I loved this book. -- -- Naseem Rakha, author of the international bestseller The Crying Tree One to watch Daily Mail

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