Thursday, 11 August 2011

Booker Longlist: A Cupboard Full of Coats

Have commenced A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards. It's early days but it has a gritty energy that is appealing. The characters are compelling (with names like Jinx, Lemon and Red) and I'm intrigued to see how they develop. Edwards is one of the four writers whose debut novel has made it to the longlist. I suppose comparisons will be drawn between her and Andrea Levy or Monica Ali. I wonder if she will make it to the pantheon of post-colonial British novelists...

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