By Yvvette Edwards
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize
A Kirkus most sensible booklet of the Year
stricken by guilt, paralyzed through disgrace, Jinx has spent the years due to the fact her mother's demise on my own, estranged from her husband, withdrawn from her son, and entrenched in a early life domestic choked with fierce and violent stories. whilst Lemon, an outdated kinfolk good friend, looks unbidden on the door, he seduces Jinx with a heady mixture of robust storytelling and smooth care. What follows is a stressful and passionate weekend, because the sign up for forces to resolve the tragedy that binds them. Jinx has lengthy carried the weight of the previous; now, she needs to relive her mother's final days, confront her grief head-on, and communicate the reality as purely she is familiar with it.
Expertly woven and completely paced, a cabinet choked with Coats is either a heartbreaking relations drama and a riveting secret, with a solid of characters who linger within the brain and the center lengthy after the final web page has been became.
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A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards