The Clothes On Their Backs – Linda Grant

clothes on their backsREAD FOR BOOKERTHON

Vivien Kovacs is sensitive and bookish and defines herself by her clothes. She grows up sealed off from the world by her timid Hungarian refugee parents, but finds solace in the family secrets her estranged uncle reveals.

♥ “The relationship between the protagonist and her uncle holds the story together, but the other plot lines don’t seem as connected. I’m glad I’ve read it, but it did seem a bit of an un-Booker Booker shortlister.” – Rachel

♥ “And from me …..” – Suzy

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Published 2008
Scribner
293 pages

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