Format:
Book
Author:
Title:
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Random House, [2017]
Description:
341 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
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.
Subjects:
Genre:
LCCN:
2016004993
ISBN:
9780812995343
0812995341
Other Number:
942885124
System Availability:
10
Current Holds:
15
# Local items:
10
Control Number:
637319
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
0
Call Number:
FICTION Saunders
Availability
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Book
2017

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