A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
Dilynwch grŵp o fechgyn, Willem, JB, Malcolm a Jude, o goleg ym Massachusetts wrth iddynt symud i Efrog Newydd heb arian, heb gyfeiriad i’w bywydau; dim ond ei gilydd. Wrth i’r blynyddoedd mynd ymlaen, maent yn sylweddoli bod Jude yn ddioddef yn drawiadol, o ganlyniad i’w drawma o’i phlentyndod, wrth iddo frwydro trwy ei fywyd. Yn anffodus, mae hyn yn dechrau effeithio’r tri eraill hefyd.
The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. 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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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 realize, 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.