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A Little Life: Hanya Yanagihara

Wednesday 26th August 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Come and hear an author at the beginning of what is set to be a remarkable career, as US novelist Hanya Yanagihara presents A Little Life onstage at Foyles, in conversation with author and Associate Editor of The Bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink.

 

After enthralling readers and reviewers alike with her debut The People in the Trees, Yanagihara's new novel spans the decades-long relationships across a group of four college graduates who move to New York to pursue their various careers--aspiring actor Willem; struggling architect Malcolm; JB, a painter making his way in the art world; and Jude. Withdrawn, enigmatic, crippled by an accident of which he doesn't speak, Jude is haunted, damaged from a childhood kept hidden from his closest friends. Increasingly successful in his career as a lawyer, yet increasingly broken by a past that comes to define him, Jude's position as the dazzling black hole at the centre of the group will come to send shockwaves through the characters--and through the reader too.

 

In poised, spellbinding prose, Yanagihara expertly maps our lives at work, the nuanced relationships between men, and the tyranny of memory in a novel that critics are already raving about. Edmund White has called A Little Life 'wonderfully gripping', and Cathy Rentzenbrink, who will be chairing the event, says it 'might be the best book I've ever read.'

 

Still buzzing from its release in the US earlier in the year, this is a profoundly moving work that will leave its mark on the reader and the industry for years to come. Take this opportunity to meet the author as she unpicks this contemporary literary triumph, discusses her career as a writer thus far, and what's next for her and for us.

 

Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

Tickets: SORRY - SOLD OUT

Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.

 

 

 

 

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