WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BETTY TRASK PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BAMB READERS AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE
'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 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.
HARMLESS LIKE YOU is an unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.