Starling Days

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Overlook Press
Publish Date
April 13, 2021
Pages
304
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781419751653

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About the Author

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is an American and British writer. She received her BA from Columbia and her MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first novel, Harmless Like You, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and NPR Great Read. She is the editor of the Go Home! anthology, and her work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, the Guardian, and the Paris Review.

Reviews

"Readers willing to brave the darkness will find a worthy, nuanced portrait of a woman's struggle for self-determination amid mental illness."--Publisher's Weekly
"A gripping, tender, and unsettling look at mental illness... Poetic and understated, this nuanced work by Buchanan also addresses adult-child relationships, the legacy of family trauma, and the challenge of offering unconditional love...Complex and resonant." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Starling Days is unlike anything I've ever read. Both quiet and scorching, this is a story about mental health, desire, and the myriad mythologies we both build and destroy. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan has offered us another supreme gift of a novel, a rare opportunity to love and forgive our darkest and most shimmering selves."--T. Kira Madden "author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls"
"Starling Days a beautiful and profoundly moving "floor plan" of what it means to live with depression and dailiness, love and death, solitude and connection."--Elaine Castillo "author of America Is Not the Heart"
"A singular novel from the poetic and painterly mind of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan."--Sharlene Teo "author of Ponti"
"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"
"An exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding...I want to share this book with everyone I know."--Spencer Quong "Paris Review, most anticipated titles of 2020"
"The gifted Rowan Hisayo Buchanan follows her marvelous debut with Starling Days... portraying complex character and tangled interpersonal relations with striking maturity."--Financial Times
"Everyone could use a change of scenery -- and nobody more than Oscar and Mina, a married couple who leave New York for London after Mina's second suicide attempt. But a trek across the pond can't keep some old baggage away."--Entertainment Weekly
"Buchanan's second novel tenderly explores mental illness, bisexuality, connection, love and loss. This is an original, poetic and striking literary triumph."--Ms. Magazine
"In this heartfelt book about a struggling young couple, Buchanan surfaces the many ways in which love can be complicated."--Buzzfeed