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The Resource Lincoln in the bardo, by George Saunders

Lincoln in the bardo, by George Saunders

Label
Lincoln in the bardo
Title
Lincoln in the bardo
Statement of responsibility
by George Saunders
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Author
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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."--Amazon.com
Summary
Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545974
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A7897
LC item number
L56 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln in the bardo, by George Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5849670
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497475
Lccn
2016052463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962853033
  • (OCoLC)962853033
Label
Lincoln in the bardo, by George Saunders
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5849670
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497475
Lccn
2016052463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962853033
  • (OCoLC)962853033

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