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

Published 2008
293 pages

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: