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The Resource Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders

Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel
Title
Lincoln in the bardo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Saunders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Lincoln’s 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 boy’s 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 state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3569.A7897
  • PS3569.A7897
LC item number
  • L56 2017
  • L56 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280202140
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky280202140
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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