A cupboard full of coats

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

"Deeply moving, wonderfully written . . . a study of grief and remorse."--Times (London)

"In this potent mystery . . . Edwards makes us greedy for the full story."--New York Times

Plagued by guilt, paralyzed by shame, Jinx has spent the years since her mother's death alone, estranged from her husband, withdrawn from her son, and entrenched in a childhood home filled with fierce and violent memories. When Lemon, an old family friend, appears unbidden at the door, he seduces Jinx with a heady mix of powerful storytelling and tender care. What follows is a tense and passionate weekend, as the two join forces to unravel the tragedy that binds them. Jinx has long carried the burden of the past; now she must relive her mother's last days, confront her grief head-on, and speak the truth as only she knows it.

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.

"Engrossing and human to the core, Edwards's novel wrings the heart in the most tender of ways."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"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

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display_description Fourteen years ago Jinx's mother was brutally murdered in their East London home. Since the tragedy Jinx's life has been poisoned by the part she played; paralyzed by guilt, she has cut herself off from her husband and young son. Then Lemon turns up on her doorstep. An old friend of her mother's, he wants to revisit events leading up to that terrible night. Over the course of one searing weekend they take a journey, fueled by Lemon's sumptuous cooking and intoxicating storytelling, back to memories of a childhood set ablaze with passion and violence. But as the intensity mounts and Jinx's life threatens to fall apart for a second time, she finally begins to believe that redemption may be within her grasp.--From back cover.
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