Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo is a 2017 experimental novel by American writer George Saunders. It is Saunders's first full-length novel and was the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller for the week of March 5, 2017. Saunders is better known for his short stories, reporting, and occasional essays. The novel takes place during and after the death of Abraham Lincoln's son William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln and deals with the president's grief at his loss. The bulk of the novel, which takes place over the course of a single evening, is set in the bardo—an intermediate space between life and rebirth. Lincoln in the Bardo received critical acclaim, and won the 2017 Man Booker Prize. Time magazine listed it as one of its top ten novels of 2017.

The 1534th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on The 40 Best Novels of the 2010s (Paste Magazine)
  2. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  3. - 25 Books to Read Before you Die: 21st Century (Powell's Books)

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