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My brother's husband. Volume 1 / Gengoroh Tagame ; translated from the Japanese by Anne Ishii.

By: Tagame, Gengoroh, 1964- [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Ishii, Anne [translator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pantheon graphic novels.Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Edition: First American edition.Description: 352 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781101871515 :; 1101871512 :.Uniform titles: Otouto no Otto. English Subject(s): Fathers and daughters -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc | Families -- Comic books, strips, etc | Gay men -- Japan -- Comic books, strips, etcGenre/Form: Graphic novels. | Comics (Graphic works). | Graphic novels. | Graphic novels.Additional physical formats: Online version:: My brother's husband.DDC classification: 741.5/952 Summary: 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.
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"Originally published as Ot�oto no Otto by Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Tokyo, in 2014"--Title page verso.

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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.

Translated from the Japanese.

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