The Resource Lincoln in the bardo, George Saunders

Lincoln in the bardo, George Saunders

Label
Lincoln in the bardo
Title
Lincoln in the bardo
Statement of responsibility
George Saunders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil WarThe American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body.From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a transitional realm - called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo - and as ghosts mingle, squabble, gripe and commiserate, and stony tendrils creep towards the boy, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.Unfolding over a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is written with George Saunders' inimitable humour, pathos and grace. Here he invents an exhilarating new form, and is confirmed as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices - living and dead, historical and fictional - Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, George
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A7897
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Grief
  • Death
  • Future life
  • Man Booker Prize
  • Literary prize winners
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln in the bardo, George Saunders
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3077086
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn975370929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408871768
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EA5EB313-0E05-42FF-89DF-8287402D2748
System control number
(OCoLC)975370929
Label
Lincoln in the bardo, George Saunders
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3077086
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn975370929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408871768
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EA5EB313-0E05-42FF-89DF-8287402D2748
System control number
(OCoLC)975370929

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