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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.

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. 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.

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Synopsis

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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

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

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

13th August 2015

Author

Hanya Yanagihara

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
736 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781447294818

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