A Cupboard Full of Coats (Paperback)
  • A Cupboard Full of Coats (Paperback)
zoom

A Cupboard Full of Coats (Paperback)

(author)
5 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 21/09/2011
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

'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.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851688388
Number of pages: 308
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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 (starred review)

'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

'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

'A piercing and engaging narrative that navigates through past and present heartache with tenderness and candor. This promising new author twists and turns words with skill reminiscent of Toni Morrison and Barbara Kingsolver, who similarly explore hidden and revealed secrets.'

-- Booklist

'A slow-burning heartbreaker of a story. . . [written] with elegant restraint and a sensitivity uncommon in debut novels.'

-- Shelf Awareness

You may also be interested in...

The Khan
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Death and Croissants
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Island of Missing Trees
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Sorrow and Bliss
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Oh William!
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
Silverview
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Dark Hours
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Paper Palace
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Still Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
How to Kill Your Family
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“You wont put this down until you've finished it!”

This was an amazing read. From the start you become engrossed in to a beautifully woven journey. I have read many books about "real-life", or from the perspective of young people, or about family life,... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 47

“Same situation, different view points”

Years after a horrendous situation, the main players reveal their roles. Each of course have extremely different perceptions, consequences and motives. This is a well written great story, which has prompted a wide... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 26

“A great read”

I really enjoyed this book. The author is a great storyteller. I am also a Hackney girl and so in addition to taking me into the sitting rooms of her characters where I felt their feelings and sympathised with their... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 15

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.