A Cupboard Full of Coats

A Cupboard Full of Coats

Paperback - 2012
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When an old family friend arrives, Jinx, plagued by guilt, paralyzed by shame, and entrenched in a childhood home filled with violent memories, must relive her mother's last days, confront her grief, and finally speak the truth.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, [2012]
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780062183736
0062183737
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 21 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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