My debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, is published in the UK by Fig Tree / Penguin, as well as in Canada, France, Israel, the US, Turkey, Italy, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Brazil, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. It has recently been optioned for film.
It won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. It was also nominated for the 2015 Edinburgh First Book Award, longlisted for the 2016 Waverton Good Read Award and was a finalist in the ABA (American Booksellers Association) 2016 Indies Best Books Award. It was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick for Spring 2016, and a Waterstones Book Club book. In 2015 it was selected by Powells as an indiespensible book.
Our Endless Numbered Days is the story of Peggy Hillcoat, who when she is eight in 1976, spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother’s grand piano.
After a family crisis which Peggy doesn’t fully understand until later, her survivalist father James, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. And so her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival and a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.
Peggy isn’t seen again for another nine years.
“A triumph” The times
“Fuller writes with a singing simplicity that finds beauty amid the terror” The Sunday Times
“This is a book filled with suspense and revelation, light and shadow and the overwhelming feeling that nothing is quite as it seems” The Sunday Express
“Fuller evokes the natural world’s beauty and brutality as her characters endure nine torrid years in the forest and the novel reaches a sinister conclusion.” The Independent
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