Lincoln in the Bardo

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(480 Pages)
Product Number: LP4392
Released: Jan 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528800679
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a transitional realm - called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo - and as ghosts mingle, squabble, gripe and commiserate, and stony tendrils creep towards the boy, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.

Author(s): George Saunders
Awards:Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017.
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2018

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Author(s): George Saunders
Genre: Literature
Product Number WEB163327
Released: May 19, 2017
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781408871768

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"“It would be an understatement to call this novel an extraordinary tour de force.” THE SUNDAY TIMES “A masterpiece” ZADIE SMITH"

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