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Bryan Washington
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The debut novel from the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020: 'This feels like a new vision for the 21st century novel... It made me happy' Ocean Vuong, author of on Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Benson and Mike are two young guys who have been together for a few years - good years - but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. There's the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other. But when Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation, discovering the truth about his family and his past, while back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together as unconventional roommates, an absurd domestic situation that ends up meaning more to each of them than they ever could have predicted... Funny and profound, Memorial is about family in all its strange forms, becoming who you're supposed to be and the outer limits of love. NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE SEASON BY: Wall Street Journal | Washington Post | CBS Sunday Morning | Good Morning America | People | Time | New York Magazine | Buzzfeed | Parade | USA Today | Esquire | Harper's Bazaar | Popsugar | Goodreads | Boston Globe | Minneapolis Star Tribune | Refinery 29 | New York Observer | Good Housekeeping | The Week | Bookpage | The Millions | Kirkus | Publishers Weekly

The full name of the dead soldier is engraved on the right hand side of the plaque. No rank, unit or decorations are shown, befitting the equality of the sacrifice made by all casualties. A Memorial Service also pays tribute to the life of the deceased; however, the body of the person that has died is not present.

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