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Publisher Description

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015

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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
OW
Oliver Wyman
LENGTH
32:51
hr min
RELEASED
2015
22 October
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
1.5
GB

Customer Reviews

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A little life

The greatest book of all time, I didn’t want it to end . The characters made you love them & you instantly we’re invested in their lives.

c75s ,

A little life

Absolutely stunning. A hauntingly brilliant masterpiece.

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