A Night In with Claire Fuller

A Night In with Claire Fuller

To mark the paperback publication of Unsettled Ground

When you live on the edge of society, it only takes on step to fall between the cracks

Winner of Costa Novel of the Year Award and shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Unsettled Ground is the latest novel from author Claire Fuller. 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.

Join her in conversation for this virtual event as she explores the inspiration behind her powerful book, and its themes: betrayal and resilience, love, and survival.

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.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking event that will make you question assumptions you have about modern life.

‘The way she writes (with empathy but never sentimentality) moves my heart’ Elizabeth Day

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A Night In with Claire Fuller