Memorial

Author:   Bryan Washington
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Export/Airside
ISBN:  

9781838951320


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   16 November 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese-American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a Black day care teacher, and they've been together for a few years - good years - but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. There's the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other. But when Mike finds out his estranged father is dying is Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives in Texas for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation, discovering the truth about his family and his past. Back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together as unconventional roommates, an absurd domestic situation that ends up meaning more to each of them than they ever could have predicted. Without Mike's immediate pull, Benson begins to push outwards, realising he might just know what he wants out of life and have the goods to get it. Both men will change in ways that will either make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known. And just maybe they'll all be okay in the end. Memorial is a funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you're supposed to be, and the limits of love.

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Author:   Bryan Washington
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Export/Airside
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.331kg
ISBN:  

9781838951320


ISBN 10:   1838951326
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   16 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
The supplier is currently out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you and placed on backorder. Once it does come back in stock, we will ship it out for you.

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Wonderfully irreverent and heart-meltingly tender. * Oprah Magazine * It is about everything that matters in life. * Katie Kitamura, author of A Separation * Bryan Washington is an expert in illuminating the way we love. It is a beautiful heartbreak. * Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk * Made me think about the nature of love, and family, and anger, and grief, and love again. * Jasmine Guillory, author of The Proposal * A true page-turner. I was entranced. * Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn * Stunning. Everything happening in this book is so intimate, sensual, and wise. I love this book. * Tommy Orange, author of There, There * This book, in what feels like a new vision for the 21st century novel, made me happy. * Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous *


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Bryan Washington has written for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, GQ, FADER, The Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston, Texas.

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