Lincoln in the bardo
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Waterville, Maine :
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
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475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorAn Indie Next PickA Publishers Weekly Top 10 Spring Literary FictionFebruary 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.
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9781410497475, 141049747X

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The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Saunders, G. Lincoln in the bardo. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Saunders, George, 1958-. Lincoln in the Bardo. Waterville, Maine.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Saunders, George, 1958-, Lincoln in the Bardo. Waterville, Maine.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine, Print.

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