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A little life : a novel

Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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When four classmates 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Gay fiction
Fiction
Novels
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hanya Yanagihara
ISBN: 9780385539258 0385539258 9780804172707 0804172706 9781447294818 1447294815
OCLC Number: 886672369
Awards: Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, 2015.
Description: 720 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "When four classmates 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 ... Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is [their center of gravity] Jude ... 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 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.  Read more...

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Utterly gripping. Wonderfully romantic and sometimes harrowing, A Little Life kept me reading late into the night, night after night -- Edmund White One of the pleasures of fiction is how suddenly a Read more...

 
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