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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)
"Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's debut is a beautifully textured novel, befitting the story of an artist." - Washington Post

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

Praise for this book

"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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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Harmless Like You
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
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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
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Harmless Like You
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
ISBN: 1-4736-3834-8 / 978-1-4736-3834-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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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
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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 : Canada Audio edition
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Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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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
Availability: Amazon   


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
Author(s): Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   


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