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Bryan Washington

Författare till Memorial

10+ verk 1,422 medlemmar 63 recensioner

Verk av Bryan Washington

Memorial (2020) 828 exemplar, 42 recensioner
Lot: Stories (2019) 450 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Family Meal (2023) 133 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Bayou (2017) 2 exemplar
Upamiętnienie (2022) 2 exemplar
Waugh 1 exemplar
Katy 1 exemplar
Houston-Osaka (2022) 1 exemplar

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Taggad

Allmänna fakta

Födelsedag
20th century
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Houston, Texas, USA

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Recensioner

Excellent. I enjoyed this book so much I purchased the print copy for my library.
 
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Lenval | 41 andra recensioner | Jul 2, 2024 |
This book was a bit in-your-face for me, but I like the author’s voice, and it provides an insight into a completely different world. There is casual drug use, as if it is normal, and casual queer sex, which was used by Cam as if trying to numb the pain of losing someone, unsuccessfully.
I enjoyed the book, but I think that Washington was attempting to achieve too much significance at the end from too little. I like a book that makes you work, and this did make me work as there was a lot of new information, but the rather obvious messages at the end seemed, well, obvious, and disappointing.

A story from three points of view:
• Now living in Houston again, Cam is attempting to live with the memory/ghost of a significant other (Kai), whilst he works in a bar and is generally offensive, batting away offers of help.
• Kai, a translator of Japanese, who comes from Louisiana. The photos in this section really make it standout, which is just as well, as Washington uses exactly the same style/voice for this character.
• TJ, Cam’s childhood friend and foster brother, who has his own path to development.
… (mer)
 
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CarltonC | 5 andra recensioner | May 10, 2024 |
“With every single person, we touch, we’re leaving parts of ourselves. We live through them” (301).

This is a book about the sweet and sour of life. It’s about the place we call home and the people we call family and how both of those help us overcome the sour of life—things like overwhelming grief and stubborn addiction.
After traumatically watching his husband die, Cam returns home to Houston, a place with which he has a complicated past, including a best friend who was more like a brother. Through the the tunnel vision of grief, which includes Kai’s ghost visiting Cam routinely, Cam learns to continue living while also reconciling some demons from his past. Like all stories about emotionally dark places, this is hard to read in certain spots, but it’s also a really beautiful story of friendship and learning to love after loss.

“What did you want him to hear, I say. Bree looks at me. She smirks. That destroying himself wouldn’t make anything better, says Bree. That makes Cam cough. I don’t have to look at him to see the tears falling down his face. Kai’s, dead, says Bree. That’s never going to change. But I need Cam to know that his life wasn’t just his own. I need him to know that there was someone else who fucking cared about him” (271).
… (mer)
 
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lizallenknapp | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 20, 2024 |
“With every single person, we touch, we’re leaving parts of ourselves. We live through them” (301).

This is a book about the sweet and sour of life. It’s about the place we call home and the people we call family and how both of those help us overcome the sour of life—things like overwhelming grief and stubborn addiction.
After traumatically watching his husband die, Cam returns home to Houston, a place with which he has a complicated past, including a best friend who was more like a brother. Through the the tunnel vision of grief, which includes Kai’s ghost visiting Cam routinely, Cam learns to continue living while also reconciling some demons from his past. Like all stories about emotionally dark places, this is hard to read in certain spots, but it’s also a really beautiful story of friendship and learning to love after loss.… (mer)
 
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lizallenknapp | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 20, 2024 |

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Verk
10
Även av
4
Medlemmar
1,422
Popularitet
#18,100
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
63
ISBN
43
Språk
10

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