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. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Saunders, George
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Grief
  • Spirits
  • Intermediate state
  • Purgatory
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Biographical fiction
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln in the Bardo : a novel, George Saunders
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016004993
  • 308813
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016004993
  • 308813

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