Leaving the Bardo

And back into the real world

Vicki Boykis

Art: Open Door in a Garden, Konstantin Somov, 1934

Over maternity leave, late at night, I purchased a best-selling book called “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders, on sale on iBooks. It was a bestseller in 2017, and the basic premise is that it’s told from the perspective of several ghosts who are in limbo in the same cemetery where , Abraham Linco…

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