Future Home of the Living God - Louise Erdrich

Staff Pick

In the world Louise Erdrich envisions in Future Home of the Living God (Harper, $28.99), nature appears to have reversed itself and evolution has gone haywire: cats and birds now come in often horrifying scale, and, most terrifying, women give birth to barely recognizable primitive creatures.  Our narrator, Cedar Hawk Songmaker, is an Ojibwe raised by white parents in Minnesota, and she’s four months pregnant.  The state has demanded that all pregnant women surrender themselves, and those who do not are hunted by officials and sent to prison-like hospitals.  Cedar reunites with her Ojibwe birth family and lives on the reservation until even that gets too dangerous.  Future Home of the Living God is an exciting page-turner, but it’s also a serious look at authoritarianism and the politics of reproduction.

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062694058
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017