A Little Life: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 10, 2015 - Fiction - 736 pages
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A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.
 

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This is a hard review to write as this was a hard book to read, but it impacted me in a way most books don't. I became very connected to the two main characters and was actually brought to tears ... Read full review

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An exquisite book that I was afraid to read for so long. I had no idea who the author was, but while I was reading it I had decided it must be a thinly veiled autobiography of Jude, because how else ... Read full review

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Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City.

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