A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara | Kirkus ReviewsA masterwork" San Francisco Chronicle "A book that demands to be read. 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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.
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Hanya Yanagihara born September 20,  is an American novelist , editor, and travel writer. She grew up in Hawaii. Yanagihara is partly of Japanese descent through her father. Following her graduation from Smith College in , Yanagihara moved to New York and worked for several years as a publicist. Her first novel, The People in the Trees , based on the real-life case of the virologist Daniel Carleton Gajdusek , was praised as one of the best novels of
Thank you! Four men who meet as college roommates move to New York and spend the next three decades gaining renown in their professions—as an architect, painter, actor and lawyer—and struggling with demons in their intertwined personal lives. Two of them are gay, one straight and one bisexual. JB bases his entire artistic career on painting portraits of his friends, while Malcolm takes care of them by designing their apartments and houses. When Jude, as an adult, is adopted by his favorite Harvard law professor, his friends join him for Thanksgiving in Cambridge every year.