Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan received a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellowship.

March Fiction: Excerpt from HARMLESS LIKE YOU by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

For March, we are presenting you with a chapter from Ronan Hisayo Buchanan's debut novel, Harmless Like You (published last month), a story about Yuki, a lonely Japanese American girl trying to make her way through the art world amidst a tangle of relationships, and the son she abandons who confronts her decades later. The book is written in spare, beautiful prose, and leaves you aching for its characters. This selection occurs early in the book, and tells of how Yuki comes to be separated from her family when they move back to Japan.