Memorial (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews

"In MEMORIAL it's the words unspoken that drive the narrative and weigh heavily on its characters. Washington introduces the reader to two nuclear families connected by a relationship. His love for food is apparent as we travel through the bars, restaurants, and grocery stores of Houston always looking for a way to connect. This is a slow and measured book that is often sad, sharp witted, and ultimately hopeful."

— Annie S.

"Should anyone be surprised that MEMORIAL, Bryan Washington's latest, delivers on the promise of LOT a dozen times over and is, in more ways than one, the pitch perfect novel of the year? I certainly am not. Much like LOT, MEMORIAL is an acerbic, page-turner brimming with so much life you can't help but be touched by it. The pages are graced with language so precise and descriptive clarity, one begins to wonder why real life can't be as rich. There is much to say, but to put it simply: MEMORIAL sets the standard for literary fiction this decade and beyond. This bountiful treatise on love, life, (plenty of food!), and queerness must be read, shared, and held close upon completion."

— Uriel P.

November 2020 Indie Next List

“Reading Memorial is like sitting down with a dear friend, asking ‘What’s going on with you?’ and settling in for much-needed catch-up on life, love, heartache, and family. Washington’s writing is so intimate and direct that you feel the exhilaration, frustration, and uncertainty that Benson and Mike feel about their relationships, both with one another and with their families, which inspires a heart-felt connection to these characters that is hard to find in the world during socially distant times.”
— Colleen Ellis, Lark and Owl Booksellers, Georgetown, TX

Winter 2022 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Mike has dropped everything to be with his absentee father as he succumbs to cancer in Japan, and Benson is left in their one-room apartment in Texas with Mike’s mother. This sweet book is a rumination on what tethers us to one another.”
— Hillary Smith, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9788433981189
ISBN-10: 8433981188
Publisher: Editorial Anagrama
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: Spanish