Lincoln in the Bardo.pdf

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 2017 `It would be an understatement to call this novel an extraordinary tour de force -Sunday Times- 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 War The American Civil War rages while President Lincolns 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 boys 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 Willies 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?

9 Apr 2019 ... Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders is a luminary novel depicting a single night of grief. Set in a graveyard where Abraham Lincoln's son, ... 17 Oct 2017 ... Lincoln in the Bardo is the first novel by the 58-year-old Saunders, an acclaimed short story writer who won the Folio Prize in 2014 for his darkly ...

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Sofi Voighua


Mattio Mazios the first of a hundred or a thousand small heartbreaks in George Saunders' long-awaited first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo. Lincoln In The Bardo is not an easy book, but it gets easier with the reading. He remains the Great Emancipator even in the context of this eccentric ghost story. But here's where it gets stranger. The Lincoln in this bardo isn't the famous president, but rather his son.

Noe Schulzzo

Lincoln in the Bardo is such a beautifully crystallized portrait of life, death, grief, and getting on, and really emphasizes our shared humanity in its unusual storytelling. I started and stopped in fits, but one massive read in a single sitting was the way for me to go on this, allowing it to crash and wash over me completely, and get acquainted with the style and be fully receptive to the ideas expressed here.

Jason Statham

The final 50 or so pages of Lincoln in the Bardo are themselves a matterlightblooming phenomenon. Loud and big. Exploding with grief and, more so, hope.

Jessica Kolhmann

As new in dust jacket. The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his ... 6 Feb 2017 ... The Lincoln of the title is our 16th president; the Bardo is probably far less familiar . That Tibetan concept refers to an intermediate plane between ...