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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan - Author

About the Author

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, Granta, Guernica and The Harvard Review and she received a Margins fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich.

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Harmless Like You A Novel

Harmless Like You A Novel

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2019

Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Harmless Like You is set across New York, Connecticut, and Berlin. At its heart is Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and her struggle with her decision to leave her two-year-old son, Jay. As an adult, Jay sets out to find his mother and confront her abandonment.

Starling Days Shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Novel Award

Starling Days Shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Novel Award

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 'A singular novel from the poetic and painterly mind of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti 'An exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding . . . I want to share this book with everyone I know.' The Paris Review 'A quiet triumph - tenderly and disarmingly exploring the responsibility of love, loneliness, what it is to feel lost' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure Mina is staring over the edge of the George Washington Bridge when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the officers she's not about to jump but they don't believe her. Her husband, Oscar is called to pick her up. Oscar hopes that leaving New York for a few months will give Mina the space to heal. They travel to London, to an apartment wall-papered with indigo-eyed birds, to Oscars oldest friends, to a canal and blooming flower market. Mina, a classicist, searches for solutions to her failing mental health using mythological women. But she finds a beam of light in a living woman. Friendship and attraction blossom until Oscar and Mina's complicated love is tested.

Harmless Like You A Novel

Harmless Like You A Novel

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2017

Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Harmless Like You is set across New York, Connecticut, and Berlin, following Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki's son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother's abandonment of him when he was only two years old. The novel opens when Yuki is sixteen and her father is posted back to Japan. Though she and her family have been living as outsiders in New York City, Yuki opts to stay, intoxicated by her friendship with the beautiful aspiring model Odile, the energy of the city, and her desire to become an artist. But when she becomes involved with an older man and the relationship turns destructive, Yuki's life is unmoored. Harmless Like You is a suspenseful novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships, and familial bonds that asks-and ultimately answers-how does a mother desert her son?

Harmless Like You

Harmless Like You

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 'Announces a startling talent' Guardian 'Stylishly written . . . exceptional' Literary Review 'This brilliant debut novel is cause for celebration' Lorrie Moore 'A refreshing, bold book' Sunday Telegraph Written in startlingly beautiful prose, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki's son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old. An unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation. LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD 'Slick and intelligent' Stylist

Harmless Like You

Harmless Like You

Author: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

'This brilliant debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is cause for celebration.' LORRIE MOORE Written in startlingly beautiful prose, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki's son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old. HARMLESS LIKE YOU is an unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.

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