A Cupboard Full of Coats

A Cupboard Full of Coats

eBook - 2011
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It's been fourteen years since Jinx's mother was brutally stabbed to death in their home in East London. Fourteen years for Jinx to become accustomed to the huge weight of guilt and anger that has destroyed her life. Fourteen years to nurture an impossible shame. Out of nowhere, Lemon arrives on her doorstep. An old friend of her mother's, he wants to revisit the events leading to that terrible night, and Jinx sees the opportunity to confess, finally, her hand in the violence. But Lemon has his own secrets to share, and over the course of one weekend they strip away the layers of the past to lay bare a story full of jealousy and tragic betrayal. Narrated with a distinct and fiery spice, Jinx and Lemon must find their own paths to redemption in this stunning debut novel.
Publisher: New York :, Oneworld Publications,, 2011.
ISBN: 9781851687626
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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finn75
Jun 19, 2016

A devastating look at the effects of domestic violence. There were a couple of times I had to put the book down as I was floored at the decisions people had made. The blame and guilt working itself down the generations. Believable and beautifully written.

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diggie
Mar 20, 2013

fascinating story, utterly compelling characters, beautiful writing but it all fell apart at the end.

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uncommonreader
May 02, 2012

A first book from this writer from Hackney, London. Two characters recount their memories of a past event. Recommended.

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macierules
Dec 24, 2011

Some of the characters were not quite believable to me - but I was certainly engaged in the story. Loved how the author used food throughout the book to immerse us in the culture. Booker Longlist 2011

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