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Future Home of the Living God


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Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.


"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] startling new work of speculative fiction...strikingly relevant. Erdrich has written a cautionary tale for this very moment in time."--Publishers Weekly, boxed review
"[Erdrich] once again proves her talent for narrating a profound and compelling story."--Ms. Magazine
"A dazzling work of dystopian fiction a la Handmaid's Tale."--Real Simple
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Propulsive, wry, and keenly observant...this chilling speculative fiction is perfect for readers seeking the next Handmaid's Tale."--Library Journal
"Smart and thrilling...the book reads like an alternate history of our anxious current moment...Erdrich's storytelling is seductive."--Vanity Fair
"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

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