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Memorial : A Novel

Washington, Bryan , 1993- , author.

Resource Type: Books
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Place of Pub: New York
Date Published: 2020
ISBN: 9780593087275

"A rom-com novel about two young people at a crossroads in their relationship"--Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant. Benson is a Black day care teacher. They've been together for a few 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. When Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives in Houston for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he discovers the truth about his family and his past. Back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together, but their time together ends up meaning more than they ever could have predicted. As both men change, will it make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known? -- adapted from jacket


1. Fathers and sons -- Fiction.; 2. Gay couples -- Fiction.; 3. Japanese Americans -- Fiction.; 4. Mothers-in-law -- Fiction.; 5. Osaka (Japan) -- Fiction.; 6. Houston (Tex.) -- Fiction.; 7. Humorous fiction; 8. Humorous fiction.; 9. Love stories.; 10. Romance fiction; 11. Romance fiction.;

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