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Indiespensable, Volume 52: Our Endless Numbered Days

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Our Endless Numbered Days

by Claire Fuller
(Tin House Books)

Subscribers receive:
* A signed, special hardcover edition of Our Endless Numbered Days, made exclusively for Indiespensable
* A collectible booklet featuring the interview and Indiespensable Q&A with Claire Fuller
* Other surprises!

Disturbing, poignant, compelling, beautiful — these are just a few words that come to mind when describing Claire Fuller's debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days. In 1970s London, eight-year-old Peggy Hillcoat lives with her concert pianist mother, Ute, and her father, James, an obsessive survivalist. After months of training and drills, James takes Peggy away to live alone with him in the forest, telling her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Fuller's striking prose and description of Peggy's ordeal and resilience results in a page-turner that is hard to put down. Rarely has a novel captured our attention so fully and immediately, making Our Endless Numbered Days an obvious choice for Indiespensable #52. We're pleased to present our subscribers with a special hardcover edition, produced exclusively for us by Tin House.

I finished this book and turned right back to the first page to start it again. Like the wilderness into which Claire Fuller's characters disappear, Our Endless Numbered Days is rigged with barbs and poisons, tricks and tragedies. It's weird and wild and sometimes terrifying, but it's also beautiful and heartbreaking and breathlessly alive." —Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Drunken Botanist
Fuller's compelling coming-of-age story, narrated from the perspective of Peggy's return to civilization, is delivered in translucent prose….[A] memorable first work from a talent to watch." —Kirkus
The saga of Peggy's struggle in the face of prolonged trauma is vividly told, while Fuller's careful pacing gradually reveals the mystery of a life that is as sympathetic as it is haunting." —Booklist


Previous Indiespensable installments:

Indiespensable #49

The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks

by David Mitchell

"Trademark Mitchell...another exacting, challenging and deeply rewarding novel from [the] logophile and time-travel master." – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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