A Little Life | Recommended by Michael Nye


A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

I’ve had more compelling conversations about Hanya Yanagihara’s amazing, frustrating, beautiful novel about four friends living their post-college life in New York. Over the course of several decades and navigating into past and present, we see these four men struggle to succeed and often fail spectacularly in both their personal and professional lives. I don’t know a reader that hasn’t torn through this book, but the emotional responses to this book are all over the spectrum. It may be an uneven mess; it may be genius. Either way, it is unforgettable.


Michael Nye’s debut novel ALL THE CASTLES BURNED is forthcoming in Feburary 2018. His work has appeared in American Literary Review, Boulevard, Epoch, Kenyon Review, and the Normal School, among many others. Get at him on Twitter: @mpnye

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Michael Nye's debut novel ALL THE CASTLES BURNED is forthcoming in Feburary 2018. His work has appeared in American Literary Review, Boulevard, Epoch, Kenyon Review, and the Normal School, among many others. Get at him on Twitter: @mpnye