Yvvette Edwards‘ A Cupboard Full of Coats is a Recommended Read on Bookmuse. “Edwards’ writing is profoundly sensual – whether she is……describing Lemon dancing, plaiting cornrows into Jinx’s hair, or the coats themselves, still carrying the lingering scent of her mother, moulding to her naked shape as perfectly as second skin.”
“A Cupboard Full of Coats explores, in a gentle, nuanced way, the nature of obsessive love, jealousy, guilt, remorse and responsibility.
Edwards has a gift for finding fresh ways of describing commonplace emotions. Here is sixteen year old Jinx trying to come to terms with all the ways her mother’s boyfriend moving in has disrupted life with her mother.
The Mother in some ways reverses the story in A Cupboard Full of Coats – focusing on a mother dealing with the murder of her son. After finishing this one, I can’t wait to read it.”
A Cupboard Full of Coats was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Writers’ Guild Awards, & Waverton Good Read Award. A Kirkus Best Book of the Year. Nominated for the NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.
Buy the UK versions of Yvvette’s novels here
and the US here