Memorial: A Novel (Hardcover)

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What happens when a love story collides with the limits of love—and everyone has an opinion?

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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What happens when a love story collides with the limits of love—and everyone has an opinion?

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 in 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, realizing 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.

More Information
ISBN 9780593087275
Length (cm) 16.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 23.0000
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication Date Oct 27, 2020
Pages (number) 320
Genre Literature & Fiction
Author Bryan Washington
Signed No
Format Hardcover
Editorial Reviews

“Tender, funny, and heartbreaking, this tale of family, food…and growing apart feels intimate and expansive at the same time.” Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

“This is a love story, writ large, that sings…. Washington writes about race, class, family, love, and the idea of home with evocative nuance and phenomenal dialogue.” Booklist, STARRED review

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