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SKU B2D4945 ISBN: 9780321761354
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Introducing the Hanya Yanagihara 3 Books Collection: A Journey through Gripping Narratives and Profound Emotions

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary literary world of Hanya Yanagihara with this captivating collection that brings together three of her most acclaimed novels: A Little Life, The People in the Trees, and To Paradise. Spanning different genres and themes, these books will transport you to thought-provoking landscapes, explore the depths of human nature, and leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind.

Titles In The Set:

  1. A Little Life
  2. The People in the Trees
  3. To Paradise

A Little Life: Brace yourself for an emotional rollercoaster as Yanagihara takes you on an unforgettable journey through the lives of four college friends navigating the bustling streets of New York City. At the centre of this epic tale is Jude St. Francis, a brilliant lawyer with a tragic past. As the narrative unfolds, Yanagihara delves into the complexities of friendship, trauma, and the endurance of the human spirit. Prepare to be engrossed in a narrative that alternates between heart-wrenching despair and profound moments of hope, showcasing Yanagihara's ability to evoke raw emotions with every word.

The People in the Trees: Venture into the depths of the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu as you encounter a groundbreaking scientific discovery with far-reaching consequences. Dr Norton Perina, a young and ambitious researcher, becomes entangled in a tale of ambition, power, and the moral quandaries of scientific exploration. Through her vivid prose, Yanagihara challenges our preconceived notions of ethics and the relentless pursuit of knowledge, while exploring the darker sides of human nature. Gripping and intellectually stimulating, The People in the Trees is a haunting exploration of the cost of progress.

To Paradise: Embark on a riveting journey through time and space as Yanagihara crafts an ambitious dystopian novel that spans centuries. Set in a world where humanity faces the consequences of its actions, To Paradise interweaves the lives of characters across various eras. From a utopian society in the near future to a post-apocalyptic world struggling for survival, Yanagihara presents a thought-provoking exploration of love, power, and the potential for redemption. With her masterful storytelling and richly developed characters, Yanagihara invites readers to reflect on the fragility of existence and the eternal search for meaning.

Across these three books, Hanya Yanagihara showcases her remarkable ability to capture the complexity of the human experience with precision and compassion. Her prose is both lyrical and unflinchingly honest, drawing readers into the depths of her characters' lives and allowing them to grapple with the profound themes that permeate her narratives. Each book is a testament to her exceptional storytelling skills and her commitment to exploring the depths of the human condition.

The Hanya Yanagihara 3 Books Collection is a must-have for literary enthusiasts and those seeking an immersive reading experience. Delve into the minds of her intricately crafted characters, feel their joys and sorrows, and question the very essence of what it means to be human. With these three books in your hands, prepare to be captivated, challenged, and moved in ways that only Hanya Yanagihara can accomplish.

Description from the Publisher:

A Little Life

When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realise, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome – but that will define his life forever.

About the Author:

Hanya Yanagihara is a renowned contemporary American author known for her profound storytelling and emotionally charged narratives. Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1974, Yanagihara developed a passion for writing from an early age and went on to establish herself as a prominent literary voice.

Yanagihara's writing career began in the field of journalism. She graduated from Smith College in 1995 with a degree in English and joined the editorial staff of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Her exceptional writing skills and keen eye for detail allowed her to excel in the world of journalism, eventually leading her to become the editor-in-chief of T Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine.

While Yanagihara found success in the world of journalism, her true passion lay in creative writing. In 2013, she published her debut novel, The People in the Trees, which garnered critical acclaim and established her as a talented novelist. The book, inspired by the life of real-life scientist Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, explores themes of power, morality, and the consequences of scientific exploration.

However, it was Yanagihara's second novel, A Little Life, published in 2015, that catapulted her to international literary stardom. This epic and emotionally devastating novel tells the story of four college friends living in New York City and delves into the harrowing life of one of the characters, Jude St. Francis. A Little Life received widespread acclaim for its raw and unflinching portrayal of trauma, friendship, and the resilience of the human spirit. The book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, solidifying Yanagihara's place among the literary elite.

The People in the Trees

In 1950 Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of jungle-dwellers who appear to have attained a form of immortality. Perina uncovers their secret and returns to America, where he soon finds great success. But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders but for Perina himself . .. Both riveting and unsettling, The People in the Trees explores the various faces of the misuse of power when cultures collide.

To Paradise

To Paradise is a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the elusive idea of utopia; driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of our desire to protect those we love – partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even our fellow citizens – and the pain that ensues when we cannot.

In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love as they please (or so it seems).

In 1993 Manhattan was 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.

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 disappearance.

What unites these characters, and these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human – fear, love, shame, need, loneliness – and the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise.


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