In a ravaged world, a woman gains admission to an elite domed city—but the price may be too high, in this powerful novel by the author of Glimmer.
After the Dissolution, society retreated to enclosed, climate-controlled cities where lawbreakers are expelled to the Outside—the barren and ruinous world beyond the safety of the domes. Yet, the undomed South Pacific island of Tuamatutetuamatu thrives. Some say it’s magic, while others cite the isle’s geographical isolation—either way, its existence raises difficult questions about domed living.
Born in the bleak Chicago dome, Gwinn Rhys fantasized about the elite domed artist haven of Harmony. Her apprenticeship with a master theatrical set designer is a dream come true. But beneath the lush, colorful metropolis, discord grows. The Closed Door League’s push to ban all immigration to the city threatens Harmony’s long-standing policy of sponsoring foreign young artists like Gwinn.
When a mysterious troupe of Tuatuan performers known as “the Eye” arrives in Harmony, their mix of mystical realism and ties to anti-dome politics doesn’t sit well with everyone. Those made rich by Harmony’s status as an exclusive tourist mecca and art-export hub will do anything to protect their interests, setting off a chain of bloodshed and violence that rocks Harmony to its core. The secrets the Eye carry will not only change Gwinn’s life, but could obliterate domed society forever.
Praise for the novels of Marjorie B. Kellogg:
“Tantalizing, immersive dystopian sci-fi . . . cinematic worldbuilding and wonderfully nuanced characters . . . This is a winner.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Grand-scale storytelling.” —Library Journal