Record Details

Catalog Search

Back To Results
Showing Item 5 of 6

To paradise  Cover Image Book Book

To paradise

Yanagihara, Hanya, (author.).


Spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, an unforgettable cast of characters are united by their reckonings with the qualities that make us human--fear, love, shame, need, and loneliness.
"In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means. In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist's damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him--and solve the mystery of her husband's disappearances. These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another: A townhouse in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; illness, and treatments that come at a terrible cost; wealth and squalor; the weak and the strong; race; the definition of family, and of nationhood; the dangerous righteousness of the powerful, and of revolutionaries; the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise, and the gradual realization that it can't exist. What unites not just the characters, but these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human: Fear. Love. Shame. Need. Loneliness''--Dust jacket flap.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385547932
  • ISBN: 0385547935
  • ISBN: 9780385548410
  • ISBN: 0385548419
  • Physical Description: 708 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on end papers.
Formatted Contents Note:
Washington square -- Lipo-Wao-Nahele -- Zone Eight.
Subject: Gay men > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
United States > Race relations > Fiction.
American Dream > Fiction.
Homosexuels masculins > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
États-Unis > Relations raciales > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Rêve américain > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Dystopian.
FICTION / Asian American.
American Dream.
Gay men.
Race relations.
New York (State) > New York.
United States.
Gay men > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Dystopian fiction.
Fictional Work
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Dystopian fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Dystopian fiction.
Endpapers (Binding)

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 813.6 YAN 31291002859963 MODEL LIBRARY Available -

Back To Results
Showing Item 5 of 6

Additional Resources