Narrated by a chorus of voices, George Saunders’ startlingly original novel is a thrilling exploration of death, grief and the possibilities of life.

February, 1862. Two days after his death, 11-year-old Willie Lincoln is laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. All that night, his father Abraham paces the darkness of the graveyard, shattered with grief. Meanwhile, Willie is trapped in a state of limbo between the dead and the living - drawn to his father with whom he can no longer communicate, existing in a ghostly world populated by the recently passed and the long dead.

Winner
2017 Booker Prize
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Bloomsbury
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George Saunders

George Saunders

About the Author

George Saunders is the author of nine books, including the novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the 2017 Booker Prize.
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