A Little Life
A Little Life
Book for October 2018
Group 3

was first published in 2015. The story takes place in present-day New York. It's about the friendship between four men. Friends from college they move to the city to pursue their careers. They become successful in their own fields: JB as an artist, Malcolm as an architect, Willem as an actor and Jude as a litigator. The story follows all four men and their emotional entanglements, the ups and downs of their friendship, the high moments and misunderstandings, the alienation they sometimes experience. But all the time the story narrows down to Jude, who is the secret centre of the story. Jude, emotionally impaired with his hidden past of childhood sexual abuse and violence tries to maneuver himself out of his misery.

About the Author
Hanya Yanagihara

was born September 20, 1974. She is an American novelist, editor, and travel writer. She grew up in Hawaii. She is the Editor-in-Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.