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In 1893 maakt New York in een fictief Amerika deel uit van de Vrije Staten waar mensen ogenschijnlijk mogen liefhebben wie ze willen. De jonge telg van een voorname familie verzet zich tegen zijn gearrangeerde verloving met een geschikte kandidaat; hij voelt zich meer aangetrokken tot een charismatische maar onbemiddelde muziekleraar.
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4,5 sterren (Humo)
Title
Naar het paradijs
Author
Hanya Yanagihara
Translator
Inger Limburg Lucie Van Rooijen
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
To Paradise
Publisher
[Amsterdam]: Nieuw Amsterdam, © 2022
670 p.
ISBN
9789046828960 (paperback)

About Hanya Yanagihara

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Hanya Yanagihara (born 1975) is an American novelist, editor, and travel writer. She grew up in Hawaii.

Early life

Hanya Yanagihara was born in 1975 in Los Angeles. Her father, hematologist/oncologist Ronald Yanagihara, is from Hawaii, and her mother was born in Seoul. Yanagihara is partly of Japanese descent through her father. As a child, Yanagihara moved frequently with her family, living in Hawaii, New York, Maryland, California, and Texas. She attended Punahou High School in Hawaii.

Yanagihara has said that her father introduced her as a girl to the work of Philip Roth and to "British writers of a certain age", such as Anita Brookner, Iris Murdoch, and Barbara Pym. Of Pym and Brookner, she says, "there is a suspicion of the craft that the male writers of their generation didn't have, a metaphysical reckoning of what is it actually doing for the world". She has said that "the contemporary writers I admire most are Hila…Read more on Wikipedia