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Harmless Like You


WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD
WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

'Announces a startling talent' Guardian

'Stylishly written . . . exceptional' Literary Review

'A refreshing, bold book' Sunday Telegraph

Written in startlingly beautiful prose, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of 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 his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old.

An unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD

'Slick and intelligent' Stylist

'This brilliant debut novel is cause for celebration' Lorrie Moore

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  • Auteur : Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
  • Éditeur : Sceptre
  • Date de parution : 28/12/18
  • EAN : 9781473638358
  • Format : ePub
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Protection : Contenu protégé

Résumé

WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD
WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

'Announces a startling talent' Guardian

'Stylishly written . . . exceptional' Literary Review

'A refreshing, bold book' Sunday Telegraph

Written in startlingly beautiful prose, HARMLESS LIKE YOU is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of 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 his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old.

An unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD

'Slick and intelligent' Stylist

'This brilliant debut novel is cause for celebration' Lorrie Moore

Biographie de Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You was published in 2016 and won the Author's Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask award. It was also shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan was the recipient of a Margins fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop, has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in the short story anthology How Much the Heart Can Hold (Sceptre), the Guardian, New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review and The Atlantic among other places. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich.

rowanhisayo.com

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