A Little Life

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Author
Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Fiction
Released
22 March, 2016
ISBN
9781447294832

A Little Life

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Synopsis

A Little Life is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.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.
Hanya Yanagihara
About the author

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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