Go get yourself a copy of "A Little Life," by Hanya Yanagihara. I may owe my library the cost of the book in late fees, but it was worth it.
This epic, 700+ page novel asks readers to join the inner circle of friendship that is:
Willem, an aspiring actor with nondescript past as the son of a Wyoming ranchhand, detached from any real emotion about his family, saving Hemming, his older, disabled brother;
JB, an aspiring artist, righteous about his talent and indignant of pretty much everyone else's;
Malcom, an aspiring architect from a wealthy family, unsure of what is more important—his happiness or his father's; and
Jude, an aspiring litigator with an absolutely horrific past, positive the only thing true about him is that he is undeserving of the one thing he craves most—love.
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