1046 Ratings
4.38
Series
Part 5 of 6
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Length
32H 51Min

A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara Narrator: Oliver Wyman Audiobook

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction
Winner of Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards
Finalist for the US National Book Award For Fiction

The million copy bestseller, 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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. 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 โ€“ but that will define his life forever.

© 2015 Macmillan Digital Audio (Audiobook) ISBN: 9781509822690

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