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Lincoln in the bardo : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel / George Saunders.

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  • ISBN: 9780812995343
  • ISBN: 0812995341
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]

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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.
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.
Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Fiction.
Lincoln, William Wallace, 1850-1862 > Fiction.
Purgatory > Fiction.
Presidents > United States > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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La Conner Regional Library FIC SAUNDE 105075 FICTION Checked out 10/12/2022


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