A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

A Little Life Synopsis

Brace 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 travelled 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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.

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A Little Life Press Reviews

'Utterly enthralling ... The phrase tour de force could have been invented for this audacious novel' Kirkus (Starred Review)

'Has so much richness in it - great big passages of beautiful prose, unforgettable characters, and shrewd insights into art and ambition and friendship and forgiveness' Entertainment Weekly

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ISBN: 9781447294818
Publication date: 13/08/2015
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447294818
Publication date: 13th August 2015
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 736 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City. She currently works as editor-at-large at Conde Nast Traveler in New York City. (source:www.cntraveler.com)

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