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Starling Days: Shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Novel Award
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Starling Days: Shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Novel Award (Hardback)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD



The moving new novel from Desmond Elliot-shortlisted author of Harmless Like You.



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



'A poetic, hypnotic exploration of mental health' Stylist



'Buchanan is a novelist of talent and grace' Scotland on Sunday



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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication Date: 11/07/2019 ISBN-13: 9781473638372  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's first novel Harmless Like You won the Author's Club First Novel Award, a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize. In the USA it was a New York Times Editors' Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian and the Paris Review among other places.

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