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Author Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo, author.

Title Harmless like you / Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    BUCHANAN,ROW    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC BUCHANAN,R    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC BUCHANAN,R    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC BUCHANAN,R    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction    FIC BUCHANAN,R    Available
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Edition First American edition.
Description 308 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "First published in Great Britain by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page.
Summary '"This brilliant debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is cause for celebration."--Lorrie Moore. Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Harmless Like You is set across New York, Berlin, and Connecticut, following 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 the mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old. The novel opens when Yuki is sixteen and her father is posted back to Japan. Though she and her family have been living as outsiders in New York City, Yuki opts to stay, intoxicated by her friendship with the beautiful aspiring model Odile, the energy of the city, and her desire to become an artist. But when she becomes involved with an older man and the relationship turns destructive, Yuki's life is unmoored. Harmless Like You is a suspenseful novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships, and familial bonds, which asks--and ultimately answers--how does a mother desert her son?" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Adult children -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Japanese -- United States -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781324000747 (hardcover)
1324000740 (hardcover)

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