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My Brother's Husband: Volume I

My Brother's Husband: Volume I

One of Amazon.com’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of the year

‘[My Brother’s Husband] arrives in the UK garlanded with praise from, among others, Alison Bechdel. It’s not hard to see why. Not only is it very touching; it’s also, for the non-Japanese reader, unexpectedly fascinating’ Rachel Cooke, Observer, Graphic Novel of the Month

‘When a cuddly Canadian comes to call, Yaichi – a single Japanese dad – is forced to confront his painful past. With his young daughter Kana leading the way, he gradually rethinks his assumptions about what makes a family. Renowned manga artist Gengoroh Tagame turns his stunning draftsmanship to a story very different from his customary fare, to delightful and heartwarming effect’ Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Graphic Novels / Graphic Novels: Literary & Memoirs

On Sale: 4th January 2018

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9780349134574

Reviews

My Brother's Husband is one of the most poignant books about self-growth I've read in a long time, and almost certainly the most moving graphic novel I've ever encountered . . . a beautiful piece of fiction
Scott Manley Hadley, Triumph of the Now
When a cuddly Canadian comes to call, Yaichi - a single Japanese dad - is forced to confront his painful past. With his young daughter Kana leading the way, he gradually rethinks his assumptions about what makes a family. Renowned manga artist Gengoroh Tagame turns his stunning draftsmanship to a story very different from his customary fare, to delightful and heartwarming effect
Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
[My Brother's Husband] arrives in the UK garlanded with praise from, among others, Alison Bechdel. It's not hard to see why. Not only is it very touching; it's also, for the non-Japanese reader, unexpectedly fascinating
Rachel Cooke, Observer
Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Gengoroh Tagame's beautifully rendered meditation on the struggle for gay acceptance in today's Japan is quietly dazzling. I am already looking forward to part two!
CNN