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Limbo of the patriarch

LOST BOY Mary Todd Lincoln once described her son Willie as “a very beautiful boy, with a most spiritual expression of face”

NATE HOPPER

GEORGE SAUNDERS, THE COMIC empath, introduces President Abraham Lincoln as he unwittingly enters a bardo—a Buddhist limbo, here populated by ghosts he cannot sense. These specters travel around the cemetery where Lincoln’s son Willie has been interred. They believe they are not dead and hope to

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