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A Little Life

2015 . Fiction, Sagas, Literary, Coming Of Age, Asian American . Hanya Yanagihara

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69 total

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286K total

About the book

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 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 traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement--and a great gift for its readers. 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 act∨ 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.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. In rich and resplendent 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.

Year:

2015

Language:

English

Publisher:

Doubleday

Pages:

720

ISBN:

0385539258 (ISBN13: 9780385539258)

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Reviews

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Honey !

3 weeks ago

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I’m so emotionally invested into every single character, the writing is phenomenal & I’m currently finding it hard to put down the book. Definitely going to be one of my favourite books.

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Liucija Markevičiūtė

4 weeks ago

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The best BOOK i’ve ever read. And i’m very picky. This BOOK has broken my heart into a milking of pieces, but it was worth every single one.

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afiqah rosman

4 months ago

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It's overrated and most of the plots are actually predictable. It's not a book that gonna impress you if you put high expextation on it. But, i did enjoy the reading, the friendship and the mental health issue that has been told in the book.

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Annie Hickman

7 months ago

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Well-written and captivating, but the focus on the main character’s abuse and self-harm bordered on voyeurism. At times it seemed almost manipulative, like a horrible car crash you can’t look away from.

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Xenia Kamenjuk

8 months ago

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Rarely does a book make me cry, but this one hit me in all the feels and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks

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Cristin Pacifico

1 year ago

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Powerfully devastating. Gripping, emotionally taxing, and at times beautiful. Only for those up to a challenge

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DJ Judd

2 years ago

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Great read, beautiful prose, but be warned— it’s an emotionally exhausting read. The four protagonists are well drawn in their complexity, and the tragedies visited upon them in their lives will definitely tug on the heartstrings. It is a beautifully written, gorgeously constructed complete story that will stay with you for quite a while after you’ve finished this book.

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Christine Balslev

11 months ago

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This book! One of the best (and toughest 😭) books I have ever read.

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Susan Bruun

1 year ago

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Probably one of the best books I read in 2018!

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