Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Yvvette Edwards' atmospheric debut novel A Cupboard Full of Coats won sweeping acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Fourteen years ago, Jinx's mother was brutally stabbed to death in their East London home. Haunted by this tragedy, Jinx is surprised one day when her mother's friend Lemon appears at her door. Over a tension-filled weekend, the two recount and examine this tragic event, each searching for a path to redemption. "[A] deeply moving, wonderfully written first novel."-Times (London)
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