Memorial by Bryan Washington is released in paperback on the 7th October. Not only has Joanne Owen, our Expert Reviewer, had the opporunity to read this book we've also teamed up with our blogger ambassadors to give an extra shout out to this brilliant debut in the form of an Ambassador Book Buzz.
Focusing on family, love and transformation, Memorial has been described by Joanne as "dazzlingly profound and un-put-down-able". High praise indeed! Are you intruiged? To read our full expert review, click here.
In the meantime, here's the synopsis:
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.
Keep scrolling a little further and you'll find the dates and details of our Ambassador Book Buzz, as well as the links to our ambassadors' blogs. Please show them all the #BookLove you can by visiting their website to see what they have to say about Memorial.
7th October - Fantastic Books
9th October - LochanReads
11th October - Bethany's Book Shelf
13th October - My Reading Corner
15th October - Bertyboy123