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A little life : a novel, Hanya Yanagihara

Label
A little life : a novel
Title
A little life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hanya Yanagihara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement--and a great gift for its publisher. When four classmates 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.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. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned 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
Summary
Moving to New York to pursue creative ambitions, four former classmates share decades marked by love, loss, addiction and haunting elements from a brutal childhood
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
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10399813
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Yanagihara, Hanya
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3625.A674
LC item number
L58 2015
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Families
Target audience
adult
Label
A little life : a novel, Hanya Yanagihara
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
gcl00011540
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
720 pages
Isbn
9780385539258
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)886672369
Label
A little life : a novel, Hanya Yanagihara
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
gcl00011540
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
720 pages
Isbn
9780385539258
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)886672369

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