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 long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetry. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times 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
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
Theme
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, George
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Grief
  • Large type books
  • Man Booker Prize
  • Literary prize winners
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497475
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : a novel, George Saunders
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497475
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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