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Harmless Like You

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
desmond elliott prize Best Book (nominee)
WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD

WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD

'With its combination of poetry and pizzazz . . . this debut announces a startling talent.'
Guardian

'Stylishly written . . . exceptional' Literary Review

'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.

'Slick and intelligent' Stylist
Genre: Literary Fiction    

"Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's passionate, gorgeously-written debut novel investigates harmlessness and harm, power and vulnerability, free will and fate." - Ellis Avery

"With kaleidoscopic prose and characters all too human, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is an unforgettable debut, as rich in darkness and light as it is in color." - Chloe Benjamin

"Sublime - calm, profound, beautifully controlled and with startling splashes of colour." - Chris Cleave

"This brilliant debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is cause for celebration." - Lorrie Moore

"What a beautiful book. So measured and confident for a debut - really impressive stuff." - Emma Jane Unsworth


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-324-00074-0 / 978-1-324-00074-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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August 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Harmless Like You: Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4736-3832-1 / 978-1-4736-3832-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 0-393-35574-8 / 978-0-393-35574-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Harmless Like You: Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4736-3834-8 / 978-1-4736-3834-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Harmless Like You
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4736-3833-X / 978-1-4736-3833-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-68168-469-1 / 978-1-68168-469-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   


August 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Harmless Like You: Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Harmless Like You: Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK