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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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
March 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
736
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.1
MB

Customer Reviews

ejshand ,

The type of book you put down and go, "f--k..."

In short, 'A Little Life' is a complete masterpiece - a must-read. It's the type of book where, when you finish, you need to take a few weeks before starting a new book so you can digest the expansive story you've just ingested.

The story spans across the course of almost 50 years, many times about everyday "mundane" days, but never once feels tedious to read. The characters are so real, so painfully humanly flawed and beautifully portrayed, I often found myself having a hard time reading through my tears. You will feel Jude, Willem, JB and Malcom's every joy and sorrow, their agonies and their successes - you've probably asked yourself all the same life questions the characters do. This book is not for the faint of heart (it often feels as though you are really friends with the characters and want to shake them out of the book) but it is entirely worth every moment.

The title perfectly encapsulates the overall book - one life, to that person, can seem so small, and yet the ripples of how they affect the world around them are immense.

Thank you for this gift to the world.

dragonballcheeks ,

This story will stick with me for a long time

I stumbled upon this book title by accidentally (possibly a blog). I decided to buy it because the cover artwork (the man in pain) was distinctly heart wrenching and intriguing. I’m so glad I made the decision to take a leap into this story

I don’t want to spoil anything but don’t be put off by the number of pages. The writing is grand but in a way that makes you want to continue the journey. The characters are so full of life and heartbreak and there were many moments where I had to pause and take breaks

I’m certain I will come back to this book in a few years because it’s such a great reminder of what it means to have humanity and truly “feel”

bsbsd ,

Amazing read

One of the most impactful reads I have ever enjoyed. I have never read a book with such intricate, creative and robust character development.

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