Harper Academic

Future Home of the Living God

A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 11/13/2018

Price: $16.99

Future Home of the Living God

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Future Home of the Living God

A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

On Sale: 11/13/2018

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

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The world as we know it is ending.  Evolution has reversed itself as women have begun giving birth to babies that appear to be a primitive species of human.  When rumors start of Congress rounding up and confining pregnant women, Cedar Hawk Songmaker will do anything to keep herself and her unborn baby safe.

A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

Critical Praise

“Erdrich’s inclusiveness, her expansive vision of humanity surprises and pleases on every page…Erdrich’s virtuosity reminds me of an eagle in flight…Her wisdom blossoms from multicultural sources and is always inviting the reader in, in, to deeper understanding and identity.” - Hudson Review

“A streamlined dystopian thriller…Erdrich’s tense and lyrical new work of speculative fiction stands shoulder-to-braced-shoulder right alongside The Handmaid’s Tale.” - Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Erdrich stuns again in Future Home of The Living God…She grounds her story in a kind of sharply drawn reality that makes the standard tropes of dark futurism that much more unnerving…Erdrich is a writer whose words carry a spiritual weight far beyond science, or fiction.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Erdrich is a seer, a visionary whose politics are inextricable from her fiction…[Future Home of the Living God] is an eerie masterpiece, a novel so prescient that though it conjures an alternate reality, it often provokes the feeling that, yes this is really happening.”  - O, The Oprah Magazine

“In this fast-paced novel, rapid and catastrophic changes to human reproduction make the survival of the race uncertain…Erdrich imagines an America in which winter is a casualty of climate change, borders are sealed, men are ‘militantly insecure,’ and women’s freedom is evaporating…Vivid…Compelling.” - New Yorker

“Smart and thrilling…the book reads like an alternate history of our anxious current moment…Erdrich’s storytelling is seductive.” - Vanity Fair

“A fascinating new novel, which describes a world where evolution is running backward and the future of civilization is in doubt.” - New York Times Book Review

“Philosophical yet propulsive…Future Home of the Living God is as much a thriller as it is a religious-themed literary novel — it thrives on narrow escapes, surprise character appearances, and a perpetual sense of peril…effective and cannily imagined.” - USA Today

“We recognize…the same miasma of anxiety and unease that Americans now breathe. This is fiction, of course; the details are not from our world. But the sensation is…Vivid and suspenseful…Once Cedar is imprisoned, the story turns thrilling.” - Boston Globe

“Masterful…a breakout work of speculative fiction…Erdrich enters the realm of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale…A tornadic, suspenseful, profoundly provoking novel of life’s vulnerability and insistence…with a bold apocalyptic theme, searing social critique, and high-adrenaline action.” - Booklist, Starred Review

“[A] startling new work of speculative fiction…strikingly relevant. Erdrich has written a cautionary tale for this very moment in time.” - Publishers Weekly, boxed review

“A dazzling work of dystopian fiction a la Handmaid’s Tale.” - Real Simple

“Propulsive, wry, and keenly observant…this chilling speculative fiction is perfect for readers seeking the next Handmaid’s Tale.” - Library Journal

“An original (and utterly terrifying) creation…Haunting…smart but not pretentious. It is funny, thrilling, and heartbreaking, all without missing a beat – an impressive achievement.” - BookBrowse, Starred Review

“[Erdrich] once again proves her talent for narrating a profound and compelling story.” - Ms. Magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062694065
  • ISBN 10: 0062694065
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 11/13/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.649 in (d)
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Political
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical