A poised, delicate novel about isolation, both enforced and voluntary, and the unexpected connections people make at their most vulnerable. Based around an unconventional love triangle and set in both New York and London, Starling Days interrogates ideas of ennui, loneliness and alienation in shimmering, sophisticated prose. – Waterstones
Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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.