Livestream: Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

Join Claire Fuller via ZOOM to hear about her heart-stopping novel of betrayal and resilience - Unsettled Ground


Thursday 8th April, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Performance/Theatre


About the Event

Join Claire Fuller via ZOOM to hear about her heart-stopping novel of betrayal and resilience - Unsettled Ground. She will be in conversation, and this talk will feature a live performance of music from the book!

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. Unsettled Ground 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.

Claire Fuller’s first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize, her second, Swimming Lessons was shortlisted for the Encore prize, and her third, Bitter Orange was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her books have been translated into 24 languages. This event includes a live performance of songs that feature in the book. 

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About the Book

Unsettled Ground
Unsettled Ground

Claire Fuller

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:28 Jan 2021


4.47 out of 5
8 reviews
"I was fascinated and horrified"
"Both heartbreaking and heartwarming"
"multilayered and emotionally astute"
The Observer
"a propulsive portrait of shame and guilt"
The Daily Telegraph
"fierce, angry energy"
The Guardian
"a beautiful, powerful tale about real country life"
The Times
"Fuller writes agonisingly well about poverty, and the cruelty of predatory villagers who smell fresh blood."
Daily Mail
"Fuller displays a tenderness for her characters as well as highlighting the precariousness of even the most fervently believed truths"
Financial Times