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Title:
Lincoln in the bardo
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2017]

©2017
ISBN:
9780812995343
Physical Description:
341 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Abstract:
On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. Willie finds himself in a strange purgatory-- the bardo-- where ghosts commisserate quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance... and where a struggle erupts over his soul. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state?called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo?a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie?s soul.
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