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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
  • On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. Willie finds himself in a strange purgatory-- the bardo-- where ghosts commisserate quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance ... and where a struggle erupts over his soul
  • Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
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 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, 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
20847903
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn942885124
  • (OCoLC)942885124
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, 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
20847903
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn942885124
  • (OCoLC)942885124

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