“Allegra Hyde’s seductive first novel tackles the big stuff of climate change and the more intimate matter of heartbreak with grace. Indeed, Eleutheria bravely braids these together, the story of a lost soul moving through the world we’re rapidly losing.” —Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind
Earnest activist Willa Marks flies to the island of Eleutheria to join a group of ecowarriors in their “perfect” community, but things are not quite as they seem . . . and time is running out. This literary thriller navigates a world slowly deteriorating from the effects of climate change. Often, Willa’s world doesn’t seem too unfamiliar from our own, yet her hopeful perspective feels refreshingly rare. Author Allegra Hyde explores these complex topics of dystopia and utopian ideologies with skill and in breathtaking lyrical prose, making it the perfect fit for book clubs.
To accompany your reading group’s discussion of Eleutheria, we’ve put together a book club kit featuring original content from the author herself. This handy kit includes discussion questions and a terrarium guide written and illustrated by Hyde, along with some behind-the-scenes photos showcasing research that inspired her debut novel.
To download a PDF of the book club kit, click here or on the image below.