Starling Days (Hardback)
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Starling Days (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 11/07/2019
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'A singular novel from the poetic and painterly mind of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

'An exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding . . . I want to share this book with everyone I know.' The Paris Review

'A quiet triumph - tenderly and disarmingly exploring the responsibility of love, loneliness, what it is to feel lost' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure

Mina is staring over the edge of the George Washington Bridge when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the officers she's not about to jump but they don't believe her. Her husband, Oscar is called to pick her up.

Oscar hopes that leaving New York for a few months will give Mina the space to heal. They travel to London, to an apartment wall-papered with indigo-eyed birds, to Oscars oldest friends, to a canal and blooming flower market. Mina, a classicist, searches for solutions to her failing mental health using mythological women. But she finds a beam of light in a living woman. Friendship and attraction blossom until Oscar and Mina's complicated love is tested.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473638372
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm


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A beautifully weird portrayal of being alone together, millennial ennui, bisexuality and hybrid identity. It captures the brilliance and isolation of big cities as well as the struggle and strength to keep on going. A singular novel from the poetic and painterly mind of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. * Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti *
Starling Days is a quiet triumph - tenderly and disarmingly exploring the responsibility of love, loneliness, what it is to feel lost, and whether another person, indeed whether any one person, is capable of making us feel found. It illuminates both the difficulties and joys of being with others, but also those of being inside our own skins. * Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure *
An exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding . . . Starling Days is an exploration of depression without clear resolution, but it is all the more precious for that refusal. I want to share this book with everyone I know. * Paris Review *
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan in conversation

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan in conversation

Manchester - Deansgate
Tuesday 16th July 18:30 - 20:00

Renowned for her debut novel Harmless Like You, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan joins us to discuss her new fiction, Starling Days, dubbed by Sharlene Teo as a beautiful portrayal of being alone by a poetic and painterly mind.

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Writers on the Racing Mind

Writers on the Racing Mind

London - Hatchards - Piccadilly
Thursday 25th July 18:30 - 20:00

Join award-winning authors Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Sharlene Teo and Olivia Sudjic for an evening of discussion about writing and mental health.

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“Loneliness and emptiness...”

A beautifully portrayed story of being in a relationship and feeling all alone. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is amazing at creating poetic prose describing mental health issues, being helpless to find a solution to get over... More

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