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A Little Life

A Little Life 1

A Novel

by Hanya Yanagihara
Hardback
Publication Date: 08/09/2015
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
  $39.99
Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize'Astonishing and unsettling ... A masterwork' San Francisco Chronicle'Announces Yanagihara as a major American novelist' Wall Street JournalBrace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome-but that will define his life forever.In a remarkable and precise prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.
ISBN:
9781447294818
9781447294818
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-09-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
239x158x47mm
Weight:
0.95kg
Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara is the author of The People in the Trees.

She is an editor-at-large at Condé Nast Traveller and lives in New York City.

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  • It still lingers with me

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    I highly recommend this book if you have an open mind and can handle serious and triggering life experiences.
    I even have dreams related to this book now. I am constantly thinking about it as well. It's remarkable.