Hanya Yanagihara’s deft depiction of heartbreak becomes a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

In middle life, and by degrees, an enigmatic, brilliant and terrifyingly talented litigator becomes an increasingly broken man. Despite his successful career, his mind and body remain deeply scarred by an unspeakable childhood. He becomes progressively more haunted by what he suspects is a degree of trauma he cannot overcome, and that he fears will define his life forever.

Shortlisted
The Man Booker Prize 2015
Published by
Picador
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Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara

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Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist, editor, and travel writer. Her novel A Little Life was shortlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize.
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