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A Little Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date January 14, 2016
Pages 720
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781509818235
ISBN-10 1509818235
Dimensions 1.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $13.75
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.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

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Reprint edition from Anchor Books (January 26, 2016)
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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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