Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo, author.
Harmless like you / Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.
First American edition.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.
308 pages ; 22 cm
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Adult children -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Japanese -- United States -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
"First published in Great Britain by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page.
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