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A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

$19.99

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2015.
Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2016.
Finalist for the National Book Awards 2015.

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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781447294832
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 22/03/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    USA
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 736
  • Price: $19.99

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2015.
Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2016.
Finalist for the National Book Awards 2015.

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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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

Awards

Short-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2015Short-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2015.

Winner for The Kirkus Prize 2015Winner for The Kirkus Prize 2015.

Short-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016Short-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016.

Author Information

Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City.

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