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Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara



Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Little Life

A Little Life
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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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.

Pan Macmillan


Number of Pages 736


of light inside a subway car, Yanagihara is superb at capturing the radiant moments of beauty, warmth and kindness that help redeem the bad stuff. In A Little Life, it's life's evanescent blessings that maybe, but only maybe, can save you National Public Radio Once she has you, Yanagihara is not going to let you go ... Yanagihara ... contains multitudes. She seems able to imagine anything ... A Little Life ... is, in its own dark way, a miracle Newsday At its heart A Little Life is a fairy tale that pits good against evil, love against viciousness, hope against hopelessness. The cruelty of the life Ms Yanagihara describes is trumped only by the tenacity with which she searches for an answer. The Economist The reader is pulled along by its express-train pace ... it's certainly a great book. -- John Harding Daily Mail The first must-read novel of the year ... The way to describe a novel you like, maybe the quickest way, is to say that you can't put it down. People say that all the time. There are also novels that compel trickier, but no less passionate, emotions. They are books that confront you and make you wrestle with them. You might feel protective of the characters and their fates; maybe you feel like the writer is talking directly to, or about, you and you are delighted but spooked about what the writer might reveal. There is no shorthand phrase for a novel that seduces you even as it frightens, guts, exhausts, and disgusts you. A Little Life is the most devastating but satisfying novel published so far this year ... Finishing its 720 pages is like finishing one of the doorstop novels of 19th-century Russia: you feel worn out but wide awake -- (Cover Story) Kirkus Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life is the thinking person's big book of the year so far, a long, complex and pretty dark look at the intertwined lives of four college friends. It reminds me of The Corrections, or a starker The Interestings, or a more linear work by David Foster Wallace. Really. It's that huge and important Set to become one of the year's most talked-about novels ... The narrative is transporting. -- Alex Clarke ES Magazine Utterly compelling ... quite an extraordinary novel. It is impossible to put down ... And it is almost impossible to forget. -- Mernie Gilmore Daily Express A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, will be one of those books people ask you if you've read yet. Beat 'em to the punch South Coast Today Utterly enthralling ... The phrase "tour de force" could have been invented for this audacious novel Kirkus (Starred Review) Emerging from horror, persistent and enduring, is a touching, eternal, unconventional love story. -- Maria Crawford Financial Times [A] wholly immersive unforgettable read ... You won't stop reading. And it's a novel that changes you. Evening Standard A Little Life asks serious questions about humanism and euthanasia and psychiatry and any number of the partis pris of modern western life. It's Entourage directed by Bergman; it's the great 90s novel a quarter of a century too late; it's a devastating read that will leave your heart, like the Grinch's, a few sizes larger. -- Alex Preston Observer Transporting ... A Little Life is not to be missed. -- Alex Clark Evening Standard Deeply moving ... A Little Life interrogates notions of value and happiness as espoused by the 21st century American dream ... Extraordinarily rich. The National A book that demands to be read. -- James Daunt Wall Street Journal Beautifully rendered ... Unlike anything I've read before. -- Alex Preston, 'A vintage year for the novel' Observer