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Unsettled Ground Claire Fuller

Unsettled Ground By Claire Fuller

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

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Unsettled Ground: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 by Claire Fuller

'So sharply, so utterly brilliant that I found myself holding my breath while reading it, dazzled by Fuller's mastery and precision' LAUREN GROFF, author of Fates and Furies

What if the life you have always known is taken from you in an instant?

What would you do to get it back?

Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty. Inside the walls of their old cottage they make music, and in the garden they grow (and sometimes kill) everything they need for sustenance.

But when Dot dies suddenly, threats to their livelihood start raining down. Jeanie and Julius would do anything to preserve their small sanctuary against the perils of the outside world, even as their mother's secrets begin to unravel, putting everything they thought they knew about their lives at stake.

Unsettled Ground is a heart-stopping novel of betrayal and resilience, love and survival. It is a portrait of life on the fringes of society that explores with dazzling emotional power how we can build our lives on broken foundations, and spin light from darkness.

'A gorgeously written celebration of the natural world as well as a moving portrait of a family struggling against time' LUCY TAN

Unsettled Ground Reviews

Her strongest yet... a powerful, beautiful novel that shows us our land as it really is: a place of shelter and cruelty, innocence and experience * The Times *
Superb...deservedly longlisted for this year's Women's Prize for Fiction * Daily Mail *
With sensitivity and intelligence, Fuller unpicks the relentless complexity of the modern world * The Guardian *
Fuller is excellent at description, and capturing the twins' awkward interactions with the world. The fate of the illiterate and weak-hearted Jeanie once she loses everything that is safe is particularly unsettling * Sunday Times *
Unsettled Ground is another sly psychological treat from Claire Fuller, who just keeps on getting better with each book -- Laline Paull
An atmospheric thriller that's both heartbreaking and heartwarming * Red *
Tender, unusual... these memorable characters will work their way into your head and your heart * Good Housekeeping *
Fuller's prose is darkly elegant, her eye for character astute and humane, and her sense of place vividly atmospheric -- here is a writer of great skill, sensitivity and subtlety -- Lucy Atkins, author of Magpie Lane
Claire Fuller strikes the perfect balance between beauty and melancholy, in this relevant and powerful exploration of isolation and life on the fringes of society -- Clare Mackintosh, author of After the End
Unsettled Ground shares with Fuller's previous works themes of closely guarded family secrets and homes built upon shaky foundations * Financial Times *
Bewitching, otherworldly, full of dark foreboding. Claire Fuller is a dazzling storyteller * Scotsman, on Bitter Orange *
I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't reading a forgotten classic * Emma Healey on Bitter Orange *
A story suffused with the poignancy of miscommunication between people who love each other, of the things we can never really know * Guardian on Swimming Lessons *
Extraordinary, gripping. Fuller writes with a singing simplicity that finds beauty amid the terror * The Sunday Times on Our Endless Numbered Days *
Thrilling, transporting, delicately realised and held together by a sophisticated sense of suspense * Sunday Times on Swimming Lessons *

About Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1967. She gained a degree in sculpture from Winchester School of Art, but went on to have a long career in marketing and didn't start writing until she was forty. She has written three previous novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize, Swimming Lessons, which was shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award, and Bitter Orange. Her most recent novel Unsettled Ground was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester and lives in Hampshire with her husband.

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Unsettled Ground: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 by Claire Fuller
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