Lincoln's son, Willie, is sick upstairs in the White House. Despite an optimistic prognosis, tragedy strikes. Lincoln begins a series of visits to the crypt to hold the body of his eleven-year-old son. Based on reports from February 1862, George Saunders work of historical fiction focuses on the bardo--a transitional state in the Tibetan tradition.
This is the first of two meetings on this work. World Literature is a member-led group. It's free to all members and all are welcome to attend. Many of the novels read and discussed are classic works translated into English. World Literature meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (excluding holidays).