‘To Paradise’, the highly anticipated new novel by Hanya Yanagihara, author of the international bestseller ‘A life like many’, will be released simultaneously worldwide on January 11, 2022. .
This was announced by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, who will publish it in Italy and ‘The Man of the Trees’, the first novel by the Hawaiian American writer, to be released in 2020.
In ‘To Paradise’, Yanagihara, who lives in New York but was born in Los Angeles in 1974, spends three centuries and three different versions of American history and tells us about lovers and families. family, loss, and the elusive promise.
In an alternate American version from 1893, New York is part of the Free Nations, where people can live and love whoever they want, or so it seems. The fragile and young man of a illustrious family refuses to be engaged to a worthy suitor, lured by an engaging music teacher without the means. In Manhattan in 1993, besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian living with a rich mate and older than him, conceals a difficult childhood and his father’s fate. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and ruled by a dictatorship, the granddaughter of a powerful scientist tries to face a life without him and settle it. the mystery of her husband’s disappearance. The three sections are united in an ingenious and engaging symphony, with repetitive notes and themes that deepen and enrich each other: Washington Square Park residence in Greenwich Village; diseases and treatments cost terrible money; the rich and the extravagant, the weak and the strong, the race, the definition of the family and the nation, the dangerous justice of the strong and the revolutionaries, wanting to find a place in a paradise earthly way and gradually realizes that it cannot exist. What unites not only these characters, but also these Americans, is that they come to what makes us us: fear, love, shame, need, loneliness.
The immense power of ‘To Paradise’ comes from Yanagihara’s understanding of a deep desire to protect the people we love: spouse, lover, children, friends, family and even fellow. Our cells and the pain that comes with it when we can’t. (HANDLING).
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