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Harmless Like You

(2016)
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"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


Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Harmless Like You is set across New York, Berlin, and Connecticut, 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 the mother who abandoned 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, which asks-and ultimately answers-how does a mother desert her son?

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's Harmless Like You


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Harmless Like You
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4736-3832-1 / 978-1-4736-3832-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Harmless Like You
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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Harmless Like You: A Novel
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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

August 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Harmless Like You
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Harmless Like You
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   


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