Memorial by Bryan Washington

The novel is a poignant exploration of love, family, and identity, following the complex relationship between two young men, Benson and Mike, living in Houston. When Mike flies to Japan to care for his dying father, leaving Benson with his visiting mother, the narrative delves into themes of cultural dissonance, personal growth, and the challenges of intimacy. As both characters grapple with their own internal struggles and familial duties, the story unfolds through their alternating perspectives, offering a raw and tender look at the intricacies of human connections and the ways in which we seek to find and define home.

The 10095th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 72

Since this book was first published in 2020, there is a penalty of 73.6%. The age adjusted score is 19.01.

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