Thursday, 24 October 2019

‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara - review

“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara*:

It may be dark and traumatic, and it was published in 2016, but it is one of the most moving books I’ve read in the last 2 years, it is heart-wrenching, gripping, at times unbearably sad and yet so full of love, beauty, compassion and friendship. Four young college friends move to New York to incredibly successful careers: as an artist, architect, actor, and Jude as a litigator. The story focuses on Jude: broken, full of secrets, his body a web of scar tissue.
Yanagihara shows how queerness can still be an act of extreme shame that suffers in silence and self-destruction. The soothing balm to all that suffering and anxiety is friendship.

*Hanya K Yanagihara (born September 20, 1974) is an American novelist, editor, and travel writer. She grew up in Hawaii.

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