George Saunders - Lincoln in the BardoLincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

American is on the brink of civil war, Abraham Lincoln's eleven year old son has just died, and a congress of ghosts inhabit the bardo – an intermediate state between death and the afterlife. This is a masterful novel that tips the conventional structure of the novel on its head, addressing universal themes of grief, love, good and evil, in a refreshingly new way. Not a wonder this book has been long-listed for the Booker Prize.