George Saunders - Lincoln in the Bardo — at St. Paul's Church

Upcoming Event
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

One of our most distinctive short-story writers, Saunders has won four National Magazine Awards for fiction, The Story Prize, and the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. His long-awaited first novel unfolds in a Georgetown cemetery in February 1862, where Abraham Lincoln has just buried his eleven-year-old son. But this is history with a supernatural twist. Willie, according to Tibetan tradition, is between one life and the next, a state known as the bardo. Until he moves on, his soul, like the nation his father leads, is contested territory. Saunders brings to life an uncanny chorus of spirits who lament their own states, chafe against the class and race distinctions that still constrain them, and advise Willie and his father, who visits his son’s tomb several times during one night.

This event features a dramatic reading from Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders and a cast of D.C. actors.

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St. Paul's Church
4900 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9780812995343
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

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