Sunday, March 4, 2018

My Brother's Husband: Volume One by Gengoroh Tagame

My Brother's Husband
Volume One
by Gengoroh Tagame
translated by Anne Ishii

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Published: 2017
Publisher: Pantheon
Genre: Graphic Novel, LGBTQ, Japan
Paperback: 352
Rating: 5

series:
Volume One
Volume Two

First sentence(s):
Both the parents?
Yeah.
The bus flipped over on the highway and...
That's just horrible.

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it.

PeekAbook:


Interesting to see beefy muscular guys illustrated as with my limited manga reading I have always seen slim dudes.

My two-bits:

Fell in love with these characters. Fun way to learn a bit about gay culture in Japan as well as living in a small town there.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting story line and definitely timely. The graphic novel aspect is a definite plus, too.

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