George Saunder's Abraham Lincoln Grieves Among Ghosts

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George Saunders joins us to discuss his first novel Lincoln in the Bardo, about Abraham Lincoln and his grief over the death of his 11-year-old son, Willie. Bardo is a Tibetan word for the transitional state between lives, and the novel takes place over the course of one night in a Georgetown cemetery, narrated by hundreds of different voices.

In addition to a conversation with Boris Kachka, George Saunders will be giving a dramatic reading at the Community Bookstore at Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Pl. in Brooklyn), tonight at 7:30pm. For more information, click here