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A Cupboard Full of Coats

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By Yvvette Edwards
  • Nominated for NAACP image award for literacy debut
  • longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 2011
  • Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize
  • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year Subject: Tragic.
  • Main Characters : Jinx, Berris, lemon
  • Number of pages:  272
  • Publisher :  OneWorld
  • Publishing DateJuly 31, 2012
  • Storyline 
·   The novel “A cupboard from the coats” is Edwards’s first publication which has a strong theme behind it, truly representing the womanhood. It is a drak novel and this made the readers of the novel anxiously wait for Edward’s next novel. There were parts of the story that were difficult to grasp for the reader and a few of them which annoyed a few as well, but over all it was a good read. How severly a few dicisions can change lives, makes one get lost into the novel. The story of the novel is based on an abusive relationship of a girl with her mother. The story is based on themes like jeallousy, tragedy, pain, guilt and hatred. The story is based on a 30 year old lady, Jinx whose character is well examined by the flashbacks seen in the novel. She is has grown into a person who is broken from inside because she was the on who brutlly killed her mother. Lemon is another character in the story who is jinx’s mother’s friend whome she sees him after 14 years. They both spent time together discussing Jinx’s mother, especially what Jinx did not like about her. There are a few full of emotion scenes in the novel where Lemon cries with Jinx which adds to the beauty of the novel. The descripition of woman crime is beautifully added to the novel. This is a master piece and a must read book!


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