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Future home of the living god : a novel

Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Harper Perennial editionView all editions and formats
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The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Apocalyptic fiction
Dystopian fiction
Fiction
Novels
Dystopias
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0062694065 9780062694065
OCLC Number: 1048089842
Description: 269 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Louise Erdrich.

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The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. There are rumors of martial law, of Congress confining pregnant women. Of a registry, and rewards for those who turn these wanted women in. Flickering through the chaos are signs of increasing repression: a shaken Cedar witnesses a family wrenched apart when police violently drag a mother from her husband and child in a parking lot. The streets of her neighborhood have been renamed with Bible verses. A stranger answers the phone when she calls her adoptive parents, who have vanished without a trace. It will take all Cedar has to avoid the prying eyes of potential informants and keep her baby safe.

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