MEMORIAL by Bryan Washington on tour October 2021

About Memorial

‘This feels like a vision for the 21st-century novel… It made me happy’
Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

‘Brilliantly details the smallest moments that mean the absolute most, the heartbreakingly human limitations of how we love one another’ Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age

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:

SUNDAY TIMES | THE TIMES | DAILY MAIL | THE TELEGRAPH | RADIO 4 | IRISH TIMES

About the Author

Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. He published his debut short story collection, Lot, in 2019, and Memorial is his debut novel, which was published in 2020.

Akie Kotabe is an American actor who has long been sought after for his compelling presence on screen and has built an impressive career playing a variety of roles in television and film. Notable roles on film and TV include Dead Man in Everly, Ben Nakamura in The Man in the High Castle and Meyers in The November Man. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Instagram features:

Tuesday, October 5th: @mrsbookburney
Wednesday, October 6th: @_the_book_club__
Thursday, October 7th: @novelallure
Friday, October 8th: @breathe.andread
Saturday, October 9th: @silverliningsandpages
Monday, October 11th: @bookswithkait_
Tuesday, October 12th: @bronwynandbooks
Wednesday, October 13th: @the_covetous_reader
Sunday, October 17th: @rahelreads

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