Evening Book Group - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Fiction. 368 pages. 2017.
Booker Prize Winner. A very unusual novel about Lincoln's grief when his young son died. Told through fictionalized newspaper accounts and ghosts. George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a 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.
· This is a free, drop-in discussion group
· Come to one meeting, or all
· Books are available at the library
- Wednesday, June 19, 2019
- 6:45pm - 8:00pm
- Basement Room
- Albany Library
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