About this book
From bestselling author Claire Fuller comes a portrait of life on the fringes of society, a heart-stopping novel of betrayal and resilience, love and survival.
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 fifty-one years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty.
But when Dot dies suddenly, threats 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.
About the Author
CLAIRE FULLER is the bestselling and award-winning author of three previous novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, which won the Desmond Elliot Prize and was a finalist for the ABA Adult Debut Book of the Year Award and the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award; Swimming Lessons, which was a national bestseller; and Bitter Orange, which was longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award. She has an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester and lives in Hampshire with her husband.
Awards and Praise
“Sometimes it’s the slowest growers that have the strongest roots. A former sculptor who began writing at the age of forty, Fuller’s been quietly cultivating a devoted following throughout the publication of three psychologically sharp novels. Her fourth novel is … a dark tale, no doubt — but if you’re a reader who lives for contemplative storytelling and perfectly wrought characters, this author is for you.”
- Short-listed Women’s Prize for Fiction,
- Commended American Booksellers Association IndieNext Pick,
- Commended Amazon Best Book of the Month,