If you ever thought this city might break you...
A Little Life
by Hanya Yanigahara
Friendships here are never as simple as they seem. In Yanigahara’s A Little Life, four young men on the make move to New York and begin to carve out their careers. We tag along for the gallery parties, the restaurant-hopping, the late nights in Brooklyn. But these friends share a dark secret. Jude, the lawyer and mathematician, was sexually abused in his youth, a trauma that seeps into and colors his every relationship. This isn’t a novel for the faint of heart, but if you have the courage, you won’t be able to put it down.