Imagine Abraham Lincoln walking the streets of Evanston, Illinois, on Easter weekend in 1955, just a man suddenly and magically free of the terrible burden of leading the nation through war. How will the Great Emancipator react to this new world, where he finds comfort and love in the arms of a young widow? How will learning of his own death affect his efforts to end the war when he suddenly returns to the horrors of 1865? Abraham Lincoln, A Novel Life answers these provocative questions in a singular depiction of emotional reality and temporal fantasy that brings America's most beloved president to life as never before.
Tony Wolk tells this haunting tale from the perspectives of Lincoln and three women in his real and fictional life.