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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”

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

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