Yvvette Edwards, author of The Mother, on tour May 2016

Posted By on May 9, 2016

The Mother coverAbout The Mother

• Hardcover: 256 pages
• Publisher: Amistad (May 10, 2016)

From the critically acclaimed author of A Cupboard Full of Coats comes a provocative novel of a mother enduring the loss of her child, illuminating some of the most important and troubling issues of our time.

Marcia’s husband, Lloydie, expresses his tender love for his wife each morning by preparing a cup of tea and setting it by her bedside. This routine was part of the wonderful, secure life they had built, complete with a brilliant and handsome sixteen-year-old son, Ryan.

Then the unimaginable happens, and in a single moment Marcia is stripped clean of everything she had presumed was hers for keeps. Ryan, not the kind of boy to find himself on the wrong end of a knife, is brutally murdered. Consumed by grief and rage, she is forced to carry the weight of the family’s pain. She has to assume the role of supporter for her inconsolable husband, who has distanced himself and created a secret life. She must also bridle her dark feelings and endure something no mother should ever have to experience: she must go to court alone for the trial of her son’s killer, Tyson, another teenage boy. As the trial takes apart her son’s life and reassembles it in front of strangers, Marcia, always certain of Ryan’s virtues, finds her beliefs and assumptions challenged as she learns more about her son’s death and of Tyson’s life.

The Mother is a moving portrait of love, tragedy, and survival—and of the aftershocks from a momentary act of cruel violence that transforms the lives of everyone it touches.

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Yvette Edwards, photo by Danielle Acquah

Photo by Danielle Acquah

About Yvvette Edwards

Yvvette Edwards, the author of the highly praised A Cupboard Full of Coats, has lived in London all her life. She resides in the East End and is married with three daughters and a stepson. The Mother is her second novel.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 10th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, May 12th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, May 19th: Tina Says…

Monday, May 23rd: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, May 27th: SJ2B House Of Books

Monday, May 30th: Back Porchervations

Tuesday, May 31st: Kritters Ramblings

Thursday, June 2nd: Booksie’s Blog

Friday, June 3rd: From the TBR Pile

Saturday, June 11th: A Dream Within a Dream

Thursday, June 16th: G. Jacks Writes

Monday, June 20th: Queen of All She Reads

Tuesday, July 5th: Bookish Realm Reviews


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