My Brother’s Husband, Vol. 1

May 2, 2017

Publisher: Pantheon Graphic Novels
Language: English
Length: 352 p.

ISBN-10: 1101871512
ISBN-13: 978-1101871515

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.

From: Penguin Random House

*Reads right-to-left.