From Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House, comes her best work yet. Set in a not-too-distant future, the main character, Cedar, discovers she is pregnant. Like any new parent, she is excited and nervous. But for some unknown reason, genetic rarities are popping up all over the world. Quickly, a dystopian tone sets the stage for the rest of the book. Pregnant and on the run from new government laws, Cedar tries to come to terms with her new life, and the life inside her. This book has shades of sci-fi, romance, and family drama - all tied together by Cedar's spiritual journey. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dystopian fiction or is looking for something new and refreshing.
A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows the efforts of a pregnant woman who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species. 300,000 first printing.