Yvvette Edwards’ unique and uncompromising debut is stoked with violence and passion, rich with voices from East London and the West Indies.

Fourteen years ago, her mother was brutally murdered in their East London home. Since then, Jinx’s life has been poisoned by guilt. Out of nowhere, Lemon arrives on her doorstep. An old friend of her mother’s, he wants to revisit the events leading to that terrible night, forcing Jinx to finally confront her past. But Lemon has his own secrets to share, and over the course of one weekend the pair unravel an unforgettable family drama.

Longlisted
The Man Booker Prize 2011
Published by
Oneworld
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