A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

At 816 pages, this Man Booker Prize finalist is a book that can put its tentacles around you and not let you go till you turn the last page.

It is like an ache that you are constantly aware of but can do little about relieving it. It is utterly gripping, softly romantic and deeply harrowing. I hated it and I loved it… It exposed me to pain that I had thought little of… It pulled me into relationships I could have never imagined existing….

A Little Life follows four college classmates as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. And as their life unfolds so do stories of unspeakable trauma that one of them suffered as a child.

It is an Ode to the bond of brotherhood, written in a leisurely, masterful manner by Hanya Yanagihira… Though I must say that it might be unpalatable for some…

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