A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards

By Yvvette Edwards

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize

A Kirkus most sensible booklet of the Year

stricken by guilt, paralyzed by way of disgrace, Jinx has spent the years due to the fact her mother's loss of life on my own, estranged from her husband, withdrawn from her son, and entrenched in a formative years domestic choked with fierce and violent stories. while Lemon, an previous kinfolk good friend, looks unbidden on the door, he seduces Jinx with a heady mixture of robust storytelling and delicate care. What follows is a stressful and passionate weekend, because the subscribe to forces to resolve the tragedy that binds them. Jinx has lengthy carried the load of the prior; now, she needs to relive her mother's final days, confront her grief head-on, and converse the reality as purely she is aware it.

Expertly woven and completely paced, a cabinet jam-packed with Coats is either a heartbreaking relatives drama and a riveting secret, with a forged of characters who linger within the brain and the guts lengthy after the final web page has been became.

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