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The Resource Lincoln in the bardo : : a novel, George Saunders, (COMPACT DISC)

Lincoln in the bardo : : a novel, George Saunders, (COMPACT DISC)

Label
Lincoln in the bardo : : a novel
Title
Lincoln in the bardo :
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Saunders
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. "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?
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.A7897
LC item number
L56 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a full cast
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Lincoln in the bardo : : a novel, George Saunders, (COMPACT DISC)
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Lincoln in the bardo : : a novel, George Saunders, (COMPACT DISC)
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ocn965917428
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Edition
Unabridged
Extent
6 audio discs (7 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553397574
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other control number
9780553397574
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • 40c231
  • PRHA 4588
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9780553397574
System control number
(OCoLC)965917428
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not applicable
Tape width
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