A Cupboard Full of Coats: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jul 31, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
14 Reviews

“[A] gorgeously lyrical debut novel….Engrossing and human to the core, Edwards’s novel wrings the heart in the most tender of ways.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The novel 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

Soon the name on every fiction lover’s lips will be Yvvette Edwards, thanks to her extraordinary debut novel, A Cupboard Full of Coats. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, one of Great Britain’s most prestigious literary awards, and named one of Kirkus Review’s Best Books of the Year, Edwards’s powerful first novel is at once a poignant family drama and a gripping mystery—page-turning literature with an exhilarating infusion of noir. It is the story of Jinx, who believes she played a pivotal role in her mother’s murder, until an old acquaintance appears at her door with seductive air, a long, strange story, and, quite possibly, the bitter truth. A truly stunning work of contemporary literary fiction that packs an emotional punch and keeps readers guessing to the end, A Cupboard Full of Coats is already being compared by critics to the novels of the master, Ruth Rendell.

 

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A Cupboard Full of Coats tells the story of Jinx a young woman who still struggling to heal after her mother's murder fourteen years prior. Jinx has trouble maintaining relationships and is estranged ... Read full review

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This is the story of a daughter and a family friend who both feel responsible for the murder of the girl's mother about 15 years ago. The man who actually committed the murder has just been released ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
New from Yvette Edwards Acknowledgements
About the Author Praise for A Cupboard Full of Coats Credits Copyright About the Publisher
Copyright

Chapter 9

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About the author (2012)

Yvvette Edwards, the author of the highly praised A Cupboard Full of Coats, has lived in London all her life. She resides in the East End and is married with three daughters and a stepson. The Mother is her second novel.

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