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Author Saunders, George, 1958- author, narrator.

Title Lincoln in the bardo [sound recording] : a novel / George Saunders.

Publication Info. [New York] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
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 Manhattan-Elwood PL Audiobook - MTBB-2  CD SAU    AVAILABLE
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1 copy being processed for River Valley DL Audiobook - RVLG-7.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 073000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Title from container.
Performer Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a full cast.
Note Compact discs.
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 returned to the crypt several times alone 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 thrilling, 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. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction's ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices--living and dead, historical and invented--to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Fiction.
Presidents -- United States -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Added Author Offerman, Nick, 1970- narrator.
Sedaris, David, narrator.
Standard No. 9780553397574 53500
ISBN 0553397575
Music No. 40c231 Blackstone Audiobooks
PRHA 4588 Penguin Random House Audio

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