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Saunders, George, 1958-

Lincoln in the bardo a novel / [sound recording] : George Saunders. - Unabridged. - 6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. - 073000

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Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris and George Saunders, with a full cast that includes Carrie Brownstein, Don Cheadle, Kat Dennings, Lena Dunham, Bill Hader, Miranda July, Mary Karr, Keegan-Michael Key, Julianne Moore, Megan Mullally, Mike O'Brien, Susan Sarandon, Ben Stiller, Jeffrey Tambor, Jeff Tweedy, Bradley Whitford, Patrick Wilson, and Rainn Wilson.

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. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone 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.

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PRHA 4588 Random House Audio/Books on Tape


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Fiction.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


Presidents--United States--Fiction.
Grief--Fiction.
Spirits--Fiction.
Intermediate state--Fiction.
Purgatory--Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
Audiobooks.


United States.


Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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