WINNER OF THE 2017 AUTHOR’S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE
‘Announces a startling talent’ Guardian
‘Stylishly written . . . exceptional’ Literary Review
‘This brilliant debut novel is cause for celebration’ Lorrie Moore
‘A refreshing, bold book’ Sunday Telegraph
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.
An unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, offering a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 JHALAK PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD