My Brother's Husband, Vol. 01

My Brother's Husband, Vol. 01

Graphic Novel - 2017
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oWhen 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.o
-Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo, married to wife Natsuki, father to young daughter Kana. Their lives are suddenly upended 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, revelatory look at and journey into the largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture- how it's been affected by the West, and how the next generation has the chance to change the preconceptions of and prejudices against it.

(With black-and-white illustrations throughout; part of the Pantheon Graphic Novel series)
Publisher: New York, New York :, Pantheon Books,, 2017, ©2017.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781101871515
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIX 741. 5 TAG v.01
Characteristics: 352 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Ishii, Anne - Translator


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