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The Resource Harmless like you, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless like you, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Label
Harmless like you
Title
Harmless like you
Statement of responsibility
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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?" --
Summary
Opting to stay in New York City in spite of being treated like an outsider, Japanese teen Yuki Oyama pursues a career in art and a relationship with an energetic young model before being unmoored by destructive circumstances that also shape the life of the child she abandons years later
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550763
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Adult children
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Japanese
  • Adult children
  • Japanese
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mothers and sons
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Harmless like you, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1740566
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781324000747
Lccn
2016045208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781324000747
  • (OCoLC)951070917
Label
Harmless like you, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1740566
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781324000747
Lccn
2016045208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781324000747
  • (OCoLC)951070917

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