Louise Finch's The Eternal Return of Clara Hart

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Category: Authors Q&As

Louise Finch tells us about her first YA novel, The Eternal of Clara Hart, in which a boy is given the chance to put right a wrong - again, and again. The book covers themes including toxic masculinity and grief.

The Eternal Return of Clara Hart follows what happens when a boy, Spence, witnesses a classmate die in what looks like a tragic accident at a house party. When Spence wakes up to the same day again and sees Clara, the girl who died, alive and well, it’s clear he’s been granted a second chance. And a third. And a fourth…


Caught in a loop, condemned to experience the same 24 hours over and over, Spence tries to prevent the terrible events of the party. To break the spell he has to re-evaluate everything he previously took for granted and find the courage to call out his own and others complicity in events that marked the life and death of Clara Hart.


Read a chapter from The Eternal Return of Clara Hart