It’s hard enough to summarize a short story by George Saunders, whose strange and empathetic tales could constitute their own genre (comic dystopian realism, maybe). He’s been understandably tight-lipped, then, about his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, the cover of which you can see here. Per Random House’s tantalizing catalogue copy, the book, which will come out early in 2017, sees Abraham Lincoln’s preteen son Willie die in 1862, at the height of the Civil War, and the president sneaking out to the crypt to cradle Willie’s body; journeys into a Buddhist netherworld ensue. We reached Saunders to find out a little bit more, and he graciously called in from a rest stop in Wyoming
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