In upstate New York, we meet a group of idealistic young adults who left their own families and comfortable lives behind to found a hippie-utopian community called Arcadia. While there are a whole cast of complicated, wonderful characters, the story focuses on Hannah and Abe along with their son Ridley, who is the first child born in Arcadia. As the community struggles to create, develop, and maintain their ideal society, they constantly experience conflict, from each other as well as the outside world.
Arcadia is a novel by Lauren Groff, published in 2012.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- So gorgeous. So New York, in that weird country New York way.
- Learn about growing up on a commune in upstate NY.