本書作者Hanya Yanagihara為備受矚目的日裔美籍文壇新銳。初試啼聲之作《The People in the Trees》，受《出版人週刊》 〈Publishers Weekly〉 等諸多重要媒體，評選為2013年度最佳小說。
第二本長篇小說《A Little Life》入圍2015 年曼布克獎初選名單〈初選共十三名，將於10月13日公布獎項最終得主〉，聲勢與銷量，更勝前作！
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and for the National Book Award 2015
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cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.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.