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Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You

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Thu 27 July 2017

Novel Writers: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Harmless Like You

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Thu 27 July 2017,

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

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. The author herself is of Japanese-British-Chinese-American background and this is a keen examination of belonging, of heartlands, of companionship and choice.

Image credit: Eric Totora Pato

 

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