Bryan Washington

Memorial

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
'This feels like a vision for the 21st-century novel… It made me happy'
Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Benson and Mike are two young guys who have 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 in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives 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, while 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…
Funny and profound, Memorial is about family in all its strange forms, becoming who you're supposed to be and the outer limits of love.
NAMED A BOOK TO WATCH IN 2021 BY:
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2021
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    This always happened. There was the person I was with my clothes on, and then the other guy. I never worried about my weight until I was just about to fuck someone, and then it hit me in the face, all of a sudden and out of nowhere. One time, I’d made it back to a guy’s place, and in the middle of kissing the motherfucker he looked up and laughed. Another time, some guy grabbed my belly, squeezing my waist, until I put my hands on his shoulders and asked if we had a fucking problem.
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    My father’s first words to me in sixteen years, in his loud Kansai dialect, were: What the fuck?
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    You’re not making any fucking sense, I said.

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    Atlantic
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