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A Cupboard Full of Coats

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Häftad,  Engelska, 2011-09-21
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Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize Shortlisted for the Writers Guild Awards Shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award '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...' Crushed by an impossible shame, Jinx's life has been little more than a shell. Now estranged from her husband, she is even relieved when he leaves and takes her young son with him. But a visit from an old friend of her mother's forces Jinx to confront her history. Looking back plunges her once more into the pain of the past, but it also brings with it the possibility of redemption. And Jinx isn't the only one with secrets. Together, she and Lemon will 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. 'Deeply moving, wonderfully written A study of grief and remorse.' The Times
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'Deeply moving, wonderfully written... A study of grief and remorse.' -- The Times 'In this potent mystery... Edwards makes us greedy for the full story.' -- New York Times 'Yvvette Edwards unique and uncompromising debut is stoked with violence and passion, rich with voices form East London and the West Indies.' -- Booker Prize judges 'A pleasure to revisit. A Cupboard Full of Coats is literary perfection. Beyond glorious.' -- Eva Verde, author of In Bloom '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 (starred review) '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 'An impressive debut A writer to watch.' -- Independent 'Redolent of Monica Ali and Zadie Smith, Yvvette Edwards' bold debut is a searing story of family, jealousy, and tragic betrayal Rich with voices from East London and the West Indies, Edward's narrative is delivered with a unique and uncompromising bite that announces a new talent in British fiction.' -- Fantastic Fiction 'A piercing and engaging narrative...reminiscent of Toni Morrison and Barbara Kingsolver, who similarly explore hidden and revealed secrets.' -- Booklist 'Lyrical and haunting.' -- Toronto Star '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 '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.' -- African American Literature Book Club 'A fierce book, painfully honest and beautifully written Impressive.' -- The Book Bag 'Beyond the luminous prose and fully dimensional characters, Edwards explores difficult issues of race, beauty, gender, objectification and how they coalesce to create the identity we present to the world as well as ourselves.' -- Book Club Classics 'One to watch.' -- Daily Mail 'Expertly woven and perfectly paced, A Cupboard Full of Coats is both a heartbreaking family drama and a riveting mystery, with a cast of characters who linger in the mind and the heart long after the last page has been turned.' -- BookBrowse 'An elegantly structured story of guilt and redemptionemotionally raw and brutally honest Impressive in its psychological complexity, this is one of the best novels I've read this year.' -- Publishing Perspectives 'An impressive debut, particularly notable for its pellucid prose.' -- Kirkus Reviews 'Fans of British psychological thrillers, la Ruth Rendell, will adore this lyrical debut.' -- Redbook 'Yvvette Edwards' A Cupboard Full of Coats is a trauma narrative with a surface patina of Junot Diaz.' -- Propeller Magazine 'I can't stop talking about this gut-wrenching tale of forbidden love.' -- Essence 'It is carefully structured and the human relationships brutally real.' -- We Love This Book 'A slow-burning heartbreaker of a story. . . [written] with elegant restraint and a sensitivity uncommon in debut novels.' -- Shelf Awareness 'Rich in emotion but resolutely unsentimental, the story is unspooled with judgement and skill.' -- Literary Review 'Expert plotting, a flair for the dramatic and an ability to create characters both vividly idiosyncratic and classi

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Yvvette Edwards grew up in Hackney and is of Montserratian-British origin. A Cupboard Full of Coats, her debut novel, was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Writers' Guild Award and the Man Booker prize. She continues to live in East London with her family.