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Lincoln in the Bardo

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

A STORY OF LOVE AFTER DEATH

'A masterpiece' Zadie Smith

'Extraordinary' Daily Mail
'Breathtaking' Observer
'A tour de force' The 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 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?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 1-4088-7174-2 / 978-1-4088-7174-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 1-4104-9747-X / 978-1-4104-9747-5 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 0-8129-9534-1 / 978-0-8129-9534-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 1-4088-7177-7 / 978-1-4088-7177-5 (UK edition)
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-8129-8540-0 / 978-0-8129-8540-5 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
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ISBN: 1-4088-7175-0 / 978-1-4088-7175-1 (UK edition)
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2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lincoln in the bardo
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 1-4088-9725-3 / 978-1-4088-9725-6 (UK edition)
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October 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 1-4894-1066-X / 978-1-4894-1066-5 (Australia edition)
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October 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 1-4894-1067-8 / 978-1-4894-1067-2 (Australia edition)
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo
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March 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo
Author(s): George Saunders
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo
Author(s): George Saunders
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel
Author(s): George Saunders
ISBN: 0-553-39757-5 / 978-0-553-39757-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel
Author(s): George Saunders
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel
Author(s): George Saunders
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March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): George Saunders
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel
Author(s): George Saunders
Publisher: Random House
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