A Little Life

A Little Life

1st paperback ed

Paperback (10 Mar 2017)

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Synopsis

Bookseller Ray says "A chronicle of anxiety, trauma, abuse and modern day city life may not sound enticing, but there is a very good reason this novel has been a massive bestseller over the last couple of years. Yes It will break your heart, but not only that it will bring out the best in you, it can open your eyes to the fact that everyone has a story."

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.
Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2016.
Finalist for the National Book Awards 2015.


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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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

About the Publisher

Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781447294832
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 266
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 512g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 46mm