Lincoln in the bardo : a novel
(Spoken CD)

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Published
[New York] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017].
Edition
Unabridged
ISBN
0553397575, 9780553397574, 9780553397598 (BoT)
Physical Desc
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Published
[New York] : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017].
Format
Spoken CD
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
ISBN
0553397575, 9780553397574, 9780553397598 (BoT)
UPC
9780553397574

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Title from container.
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Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a full cast.
Description
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?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, G., Offerman, N., & Sedaris, D. (2017). Lincoln in the bardo: a novel (Unabridged). Penguin Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, George, 1958-, Nick Offerman and David, Sedaris. 2017. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel. Penguin Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, George, 1958-, Nick Offerman and David, Sedaris. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Penguin Random House Audio, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, George, Nick Offerman, and David Sedaris. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Unabridged, Penguin Random House Audio, 2017.

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