Hanya Yanagihara touched readers with her bestseller A Little Life. The contemporary novel, a coming of age story about four young men who move to New York City after graduating from a prestigious, small-town, was praised by readers and critics alike. It is, as The New Yorker put it, “a surprisingly subversive novel- one that uses the middle-class trappings of naturalistic fiction to deliver an unsettling meditation on sexual abuse, suffering, and the difficulties of recovery.” Garth Greenwell of The Atlantic labeled it “the most ambitious chronicle of the social and emotional lives of gay men to have emerged for many years.”
I will admit- I have yet to read Yanagihara’s sensational, albeit depressing, novel, but reading through one or two reviews I now know that I need to read it. Especially before the adaptation comes out (we probably have a good amount of time). Take a look at this Instagram post from the ‘A Little Life’ :
Fans have been answering the post with excited opinions on who should play which character. According to the post, the series needs to be picked up by a network or streaming service- which means I definitely have time to read it. And so do you!
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