My Brother's Husband

My Brother's Husband

Volume 1

Book - 2017 | First American edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101871515
Branch Call Number: TAGAM
Characteristics: 352 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Otouto no Otto. English


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samcmar Sep 20, 2017

This made me cry. It's a beautiful discussion of homosexuality and homophobia in Japan. It's a beautiful story of estranged brothers-in-law learning to connect over their loss and how grief can transform relationships. I really can't wait to read more, but this was perfect.

KateHillier Aug 18, 2017

This was lovely. There's a lot going on in this volume, and there's more to come I'm happy to see, and a lot of emotion is covered here. There's sadness, there's happiness, there's humour, there's culture differences, discrimination, all whole whack of things. Exactly as you'd expect from a story about a modern Japanese man who is visited by the Canadian husband of his estranged and recently deceased brother. Yaichi and Mike have a lot to learn from each other and a lot of the understanding is fostered through the open and enthusiastic acceptance and inquisitiveness from Yaichi's daughter, Kana.

Aug 10, 2017

Enough depth for adult readers, but PG enough for children. A beautifully-done book.

Aug 07, 2017

The dialogue is easy, and I learned a new way to read no dialogue animation/feelings. It took me till about 1/3 of the book to get it so don't give up. I immediately re-read and returned it the next day asking for the next volume in the story. We have to wait.

PimaLib_ScottM May 13, 2017

A sweet heart warming tale of child innocence and acceptance and adults learning to understand and discard fear and judgments

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Aug 10, 2017

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PimaLib_ScottM thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99


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