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George Saunders In Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

George Saunders In Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

Mon 13 Mar

Lincoln in the Bardo is the extraordinary first novel by George Saunders, an author best-known for his brilliantly sharp short stories. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. Soon after, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body.