Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Author:Louise Erdrich
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2017-11-14T05:00:00+00:00

October 9

Maybe they were listening. An astounding thing happens. It is really more than I can stand and the strangeness of it electrifies me. I get mail. I am making my usual corridor stroll up the one thousand and six alternating blue and tan linoleum tiles set in one hundred and sixty-seven rows of six with leftover spaces filled by strips that come out to, I figure, about four tiles in all as they are very thin strips. I am walking down my side of the twenty-two-bedroom ward, past the ten rooms, on each side, then the central nursing station and elevator/lobby/door-to-stairs, and then on past the other rooms, which are always closed and so just numbers to me. Midway back in my walk, the twenty-ninth pass of my morning, I pause at the desk to chat up one of the younger nurses. The elevator opens behind me. Someone brushes my flimsy robe. I look to my left and there stands Hiro, holding the mail out at arm’s length. He puts a rubber-banded stack of envelopes into the hands of the nurse and then turns away without looking at or acknowledging me.

I wait until I am back in my room before I put my hand into the pocket of my robe and in amazement draw forth a letter. A letter. My roommate sees the tip of the envelope. She looks down at her yarn ball quickly, but I catch the glint of one eye. I walk into the bathroom and run water while I open the letter, which at first I am positive is from Phil, and I read.


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