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Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 11/01/2022
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To Paradise
Ground Breaking, mind blowing masterpiece!
Another thought provoking, deeply considered masterpiece from this unique and brilliant author. It’s a long book broken into three parts intertwined by pl... READ MORE
Linda@{Livingston]
To Paradise
Amazingly multi-layered.
I have prevaricated about writing this review. Partly this is due to knowing it's by the author of A Little Life which is one of my favourite books and whi... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
To Paradise
A triumphant return for Yanaghara
Yanaghara's To Paradise is an absolute masterpiece of a novel. With some of the finest writing I've read all year, this ambitious, multi-layered story is ... READ MORE
Gaby Lee
To Paradise
Compelling and inescapable
I’m going to start this review by saying that I do not feel qualified to review To Paradise! The scope and scale of the ideas Hanya Yanagihara has depicted... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford
To Paradise
To Paradise
I have slightly mixed feelings about To Paradise, the new novel from Hanya Yanagihara. Along with most other people who read it, I loved her previous novel... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee
To Paradise
Quite magnificent.
Breathtaking in scope and imagination, this book challenged all my perceptions and is one of those literary masterpieces that stays with you for a very lon... READ MORE
Valda
To Paradise
Powerfully chilling
To say that this book was long-awaited is an understatement! Reading A Little Life was one of the most powerful experiences I have had with a book, so this... READ MORE
Huw  Chapman
To Paradise
Powerful Storytelling
I haven’t read Hanya Yanagihara before but if her writing is as strong as it is in To paradise I’m going to love her other novels. This is a novel separate... READ MORE
Declan O'Brien
To Paradise
A Masterpiece
The authors best yet.
Jo Whelan

Synopsis

From the author of the classic A Little Life, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia. In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him—and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances. These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another: A townhouse in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; illness, and treatments that come at a terrible cost; wealth and squalor; the weak and the strong; race; the definition of family, and of nationhood; the dangerous righteousness of the powerful, and of revolutionaries; the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise, and the gradual realization that it can’t exist. What unites not just the characters, but these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human: Fear. Love. Shame. Need. Loneliness. To Paradise is a fin de siècle novel of marvellous literary effect, but above all it is a work of emotional genius. The great power of this remarkable novel is driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of the aching desire to protect those we love – partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even our fellow citizens – and the pain that ensues when we cannot.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 2928377080372
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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To Paradise
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Beauty, trauma, sickness, how we care for our sick, and what we do to stay alive, and what we lose when we become survivors, what we would do to keep illne... READ MORE
Emma Marshall
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Immersive, complex, finely layered, sometimes repellent and utterly absorbing.
I read To Paradise between Christmas and New Year as more Covid restrictions were kicking in and many of the themes in this book were resonating and rattli... READ MORE
Mary Picken
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Complex, original, beautifully written
Hanya Yanagihara's first two novels, 'The People in the Trees' and 'A Little Life', are two of the best novels I have read from the last decade, so there w... READ MORE
Stephen Dilley
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A thought experiment of the first order.
I came to read Hanya Yanagihara's To Paradise in total ignorance of the author and having already forgotten (on purpose?) the blurb which I suppose made me... READ MORE
Clarisa Butler
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A raw & utterly gut-wrenching literary masterpiece.
A raw and utterly gut-wrenching literary masterpiece. I just finished & I know that I’ll be thinking about this for days/weeks/years to come. A Little ... READ MORE
Kelly Bolger
To Paradise
A Novel in Search of an Editor
As a huge fan of A Little Life I was very excited to read To Paradise, but I’m afraid it was a bit of a disappointment. I didn’t feel the three sections w... READ MORE
Cait Rickard
To Paradise
Ambitious, clever and moving
Two months after I finished it, To Paradise is still with me. I would say it's one of my favourite books of the last couple of years. It's hard to say much... READ MORE
Jon H
To Paradise
Multigenerational
This was a chunky book! I wanted to read it though. And soon. So in I went. I read over 200 ish pages then decided to read and listen to it on audio. The ... READ MORE
ReadAlongWithSue
To Paradise
Novel set in an alternative NYC
Wow. What have I just read. It’s a heavyweight at 720 pages so thank goodness for the kindle. I haven’t’ read A Little Life so didn’t know what to expect b... READ MORE
TheBookTrail
To Paradise
Made me muse and think about our world right now
Three stories, which seem to have nothing in common, connected by themes such as racism, sexuality, loneliness, migration, complex family relationships, a ... READ MORE
Marieke du Pré