My Brother’s Husband Volume 1

32337897My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Recommended Age: tempted to say “all”
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Manga, LGBT, Japan Culture, Family


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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. Continue reading

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