A Little Life

By (author)Hanya Yanagihara

 499 999

720 pages

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withdrawn,-brilliant,-enigmatic-Jude,-who-serves-as-their-center-of-gravity.

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withdrawn,-brilliant,-enigmatic-Jude,-who-serves-as-their-center-of-gravity.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.

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