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Lincoln in the bardo a novel

Saunders, George 1958- (author,, narrator.). Offerman, Nick, 1970- (narrator.). Sedaris, David, (narrator.). Brownstein, Carrie, 1974- (narrator.). Cheadle, Don, (narrator.). Dennings, Kat, 1986- (narrator.). Dunham, Lena, 1986- (narrator.). Hader, Bill, 1978- (narrator.). July, Miranda, 1974- (narrator.). Key, Keegan-Michael, 1971- (narrator.). Moore, Julianne, (narrator.). Mullally, Megan, (narrator.). O'Brien, Mike, 1976- (narrator.). Sarandon, Susan, 1946- (narrator.). Stiller, Ben, 1965- (narrator.). Tambor, Jeffrey, 1944- (narrator.). Tweedy, Jeff, 1967- (narrator.). Whitford, Bradley, (narrator.). Wilson, Patrick, 1973- (narrator.). Wilson, Rainn, 1966- (narrator.).

Summary: 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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  • ISBN: 9780553397574
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
    sound recording
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio ; [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact disc.
Participant or Performer Note: 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.
Subject: United States
Intermediate state
Lincoln, Abraham -- 1809-1865
FICTION / Science Fiction / General
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary
Purgatory -- Fiction
Intermediate state -- Fiction
Spirits -- Fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Presidents -- United States -- Fiction
Lincoln, Abraham -- 1809-1865 -- Fiction
Genre: Paranormal fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Paranormal fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction

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