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A Little Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date March 10, 2015
Pages 720
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385539258
ISBN-10 0385539258
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.46 lbs.
Original list price $30.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

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 readers.

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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.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

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Hardcover
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from Doubleday (March 10, 2015)
9780385539258 | details & prices | 720 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.46 lbs | List price $30.00
About: NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTSHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEBrace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780804172707 Book cover for 9781447294825 Book cover for 9781509818235
 
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (January 26, 2016)
9780804172707 | details & prices | 816 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.32 lbs | List price $17.00
from Gardners Books (January 14, 2016)
9781509818235 | details & prices | 720 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $13.75
About: Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season.
from Pan Macmillan (May 21, 2015)
9781447294825 | details & prices | 736 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 1.82 lbs | List price $22.95
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