Harmless Like You

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324000747
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About the Author

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a British-Japanese-Chinese-American novelist. She received a BA from Columbia University and currently resides in the UK. Harmless Like You won an Authors' Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. It was a New York Times Editors' Choice and a 2017 NPR Great Read.

Reviews

The kind of novel our century deserves--a brilliantly conceived, beautifully written transnational novel about multiracial identity, motherhood, the struggle to be an artist, and the struggle to belong to your family. This marks the debut of an important new voice in fiction.--Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night
The brilliant debut novel by Rowan Buchanan is cause for celebration.--Lorrie Moore
Buchanan's prose is lyrical and evocative... [She] reminds us, the ethereal dreams of the 1960s shaped the all-too-solid contours of the world we inhabit today.
Buchanan's prose is visceral, startling and mind-bendingly gorgeous. . . .worth reading for the beauty and originality of the prose, for the questions Buchanan raises about art and heritage, and for the characters who are sometimes as maddening as they can be magnificent.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's debut is a beautifully textured novel. . . Yuki's story feels compellingly immediate, as prickly and unpredictable as its protagonist.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan writes with beauty and sensitivity about what it means to be an artist, a parent, and an outsider in a foreign culture.
Shuttling deftly between mother and son, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's passionate, gorgeously-written debut novel investigates harmlessness and harm, power and vulnerability, free will and fate.
What a beautiful book. So measured and confident for a debut - really impressive stuff. The fine brushwork of a meticulous student of the human condition (and I love the use of all the painting/colour descriptions - so effective) set within the rich, widescreen drama of a bold and visionary storyteller. It's like staring at a stone at the bottom of a very clear, but slowly shifting, lake. An enchanting and deftly layered exploration of desire, self-identity and belonging.--Jane Unsworth, author of Animals