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Publisher Description

***WINNER OF THE 2018 EISNER AWARD FOR BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL — ASIA***

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki and 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.

(Please note: This book is a traditional work of manga, and reads back to front and right to left.)

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
May 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
374.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Tonyyayo43 ,

My Brother’s Husband

This book is so incredible! It addresses so many issues that gay people often face. Can wait to read the next volume! And Mike is super amazing!

BearInStPete ,

Truly Charming

The story is very sweet. It may be just a bit soft-pedaled, but on the whole a delightful insight to another culture.

gg.s.y ,

Master storyteller, Gengoroh Tagame

For those of us that read his more...sultry works, it’s always been apparent that GT knows how to craft a story. Here, he impresses w/ a sensitive domestic comedy of modern relationships and the gradually shifting attitudes towards homosexuality in rural Japan. A great read for all.

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