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A Little Life

A Little Life

The Million-Copy Bestseller

By Hanya Yanagihara

Paperback | ISBN 9781447294832

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Harry Hartog's review

I bought this book in 2016 with a colleague saying to me "You are not ready for this".  I listened and waited... three years to be precise...until I thought I was ready and greedily devoured this book in ten days. I was not ready. A Little Life follows the very traumatic lives of four friends, from college through to their deaths. Set in New York, but not firmly placed within a time, this novel looks at every nook and cranny of these men's lives, and how their youth directly impacts their futures. This book will rip you apart, put you back together haphazardly, and you will be thankful for the experience. A beautiful book that you will love but I do have to say: Proceed with caution! You've been warned.

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction
Winner of Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards
Finalist for the National Book Awards

The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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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BOOK DETAILS

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781447294832
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Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 736
Width (mm): 131
Height (mm): 197
Depth (mm): 46

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