Thorndike Press

The Mother

  • Yvvette Edwards
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  • ISBN-10: 1410493016
  • ISBN-13: 9781410493019
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 lbs ( .48 kgs)
  • 336 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2016



The author of the critically acclaimed A Cupboard Full of Coats makes her hardcover debut with a provocative and timely novel about an emotionally devastated mother’s struggle to understand her teenage son’s death, and her search for meaning and hope in the wake of incomprehensible loss.


Customer Reviews

“In the follow-up to her Man Booker Prize-nominated debut, A Cupboard Full of Coats, Edwards delivers a quietly devastating novel about a mother’s attempt to survive after the murder of her 16-year-old son.”

— Booklist

“In this memorable story of strength in the aftermath of violent tragedy, Edwards paints a close, vivid portrait of a mother’s unrelenting mission to avoid anger and blame, instead finding real justice and necessary closure.”

— Publishers Weekly