A Cupboard Full of Coats

A Cupboard Full of Coats

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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.
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld Publications, 2011
ISBN: 9781851687978
1851687971
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 22 cm

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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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