A Little Life
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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I think I learned as much about life in reading this book as I have by living life for 65 years! I felt such hurt, such love and found new meaning for the term friendship. The characters and their words will stay with me for a long time.
Like reading a fairytale where the darkness is truly dark and the goodness is filtered light through a window. I will never forget these characters or their story. This book is a work of art.
Would I recommend this book?
I liked this book and am glad to have read it but it's hard for me to recommend it. It's painful; I sobbed. I think the suspense (discovering horrific secrets) keeps the reader engaged and through that one begins to deeply understand and care for at least the main two characters. The painful parts - (detailed sexual abuse) make it hard for me to tell someone to read.