Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist and editor. She is best known for her novel 'A Little Life,' which was a finalist for the 2015 Booker Prize and the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction. Yanagihara's work is known for its deep emotional impact and exploration of complex relationships and traumatic experiences.


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  1. 1. A Little Life

    The novel is a deeply moving portrayal of four friends in New York City, spanning over several decades. It primarily focuses on Jude, a man with a mysterious and traumatic past, who struggles with physical disability and emotional trauma. The story explores themes of friendship, love, trauma, suffering, and the human will to endure in spite of life's hardships. It is an epic tale of heartbreak and despair but also of resilience and enduring love.