Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

By: Saunders, George

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Second printing. Near fine. A very nice copy. 2017 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 341 pp. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincolns beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. My poor boy, he was too good for this earth, the president says at the time. God has called him home. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boys body. 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 statecalled, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardoa monumental struggle erupts over young Willies soul. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fictions ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?

Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Author: Saunders, George

Categories: Historical, 19th Century, American Civil War, American Presidents,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2017

ISBN Number: 0812995341

ISBN Number 13: 9780812995343

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2294325

Keywords: FICTION CONTEMPORARY HISTORICAL AMERICAN HISTORY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ABRAHAM LINCOLN MILITARY AMERICAN CIVIL WAR,