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A Little Life: A Novel - Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life: A Novel
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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... show more
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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385539258 (0385539258)
ASIN: 0385539258
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 736
Edition language: English
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Barks At The Moon
Barks At The Moon rated it
4.0 A Little Depressing Life by Hanya Yanagihara
*I am so behind with my reviews :( I actually finished this in December. Good thing I took notes! If you’re feeling a little too thrilled with your life and need to tone that shit down a bit then this book is the one for you. It’s basically 700+ pages of pain and anguish and intense self-loathing...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
5.0 A Little Life: A Novel
Given no choice is not a choice. Our authentic selves maybe can never be found. No matter how we got the way we became "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return". What gives us our purpose and meaning especially when so often who we are becoming is out of our contr...
Lavender
Lavender rated it
5.0 Hanya Yanagihara - A Little Life
I really got very emotional when I finished this book. This was an exceptional read. I don't think I can really find the proper words in English and I have to make a german review. I totally fell into this book. And I don't know what to do now that I have finished it Thank you Netgalley for this ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Beautifully written story about four college roommates and their lives!
I can’t say enough about this book. It is a very intense, but extremely well-written 800+ page book that requires stamina and emotional strength to read and digest, but it is so well worth the time and effort as it treats a beautiful homosexual relationship with respect and does not get down into th...
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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman rated it
5.0 A Little Life: A Novel
This is an appalling and brilliant story of a talented but damaged lawyer who is unable to shake his worst conception of himself despite the love of those around him and the evidence of his own achievements. Ostensibly, it is the story of four college roommates who remain (more or less) life-long fr...
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