Lincoln in the Bardo
A NovelAudiobook CD - 2017
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. 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.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Audio ;, [Westminster, Maryland] :, Books on Tape,, 
Copyright Date: ℗2017
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in digital,optical,rda audio file,CD audio,rda