From the book LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders, published this month by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by George Saunders. All Rights Reserved.
George Saunders is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Congratulations, by the way and Tenth of December, an essay collection, The Braindead Megaphone, and the critically acclaimed collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and In Persuasion Nation. In 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur fellowship. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University.
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