Future Home of the Living God

Editorial reviews

Future Home of the Living God

She is undoubtedly a writer of great skill and imagination, but this novel feels as if it hasn’t quite fully evolved.

I couldn’t help wondering what was in the pages that Erdrich cut, and whether, had this book not been brought out so quickly, the loose ends might have come together in a more satisfying way.

Future Home of the Living God not only lives up to Ms. Erdrich’s reputation and surpasses it.

Clearly, as the widespread heightened appreciation of The Handmaid's Tale indicates, this is the right cultural moment for feminist dystopian fiction. That's good news, at least for literature.

Future Home of the Living God is a deeply frustrating novel, all the more so because Erdrich is capable of much better than this.