Starling Days

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Overlook Press
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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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. Her work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, the Guardian, and the Paris Review.
"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"
"The gifted Rowan Hisayo Buchanan follows her marvelous debut with Starling Days... portraying complex character and tangled interpersonal relations with striking maturity."--Financial Times
"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"
"Buchanan's second novel tenderly explores mental illness, bisexuality, connection, love and loss. This is an original, poetic and striking literary triumph."--Ms. Magazine
"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
"In this heartfelt book about a struggling young couple, Buchanan surfaces the many ways in which love can be complicated."--Buzzfeed