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Lincoln in the bardo : a novel / George Saunders.

Available copies

  • 54 of 81 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

Current holds

3 current holds with 81 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood SAU (Text) 36626103797544 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812995343
  • ISBN: 0812995341
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
  • Badges:
    • Current Hold Count: 2 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.:
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.
FICTION / Ghost.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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