Bibliochat: To Paradise (Hana Yanagihara)

Video Review

For our first 2022 book chat (spoiler free), we discuss the hugely anticipated new opus from Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life. This mammoth book is published internationally today and we were honoured to receive an advance reader proof.

This was made even more exciting by the fact that we are actually in the same room, together to chat! Which in a pre-pandemic world would not seem that monumental but we were pretty thrilled.

To Paradise is in three parts, containing three distinct but connected stories set in different times. We did differ in how we found this but suffice to say – there is literally nothing like this book out there! It is very different to A Little Life, less visceral and traumatic but as intimate and lyrical. 

We are positively waiting to discuss this with everyone so please do dm and comment once you have read this!! The pre-order sales have we are told been gargantuan so we cannot wait to see what you think.

And again – @bookbreakuk@picadorbooks we LOVE you for sending us this one (and generally for being brilliant).