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  • 3 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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2 current holds with 6 total copies.

Summary:

Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a Black day care teacher, and they've 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 in Texas 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. 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. Without Mike's immediate pull, Benson begins to push outwards, realizing he might just know what he wants out of life and have the goods to get it. Both men will change in ways that will either make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known. And just maybe they'll all be okay in the end. -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC WASHINGTON (Text) 33892100710764 Adult New Books Book None 11/10/2020 On holds shelf -
Baker County Library WASHINGTON (Bryan) (Text) 37814003323392 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 11/12/2020 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Washington, B (Text) 35178001832263 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/18/2020 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Washi (Text) 37862000471946 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 01/06/2021 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library WASH (Text) 33892006358510 FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 10/27/2020 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library WASHI (Text) 33892006631908 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 10/27/2020 Checked out 02/02/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593087275
  • Physical Description: 303 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

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General Note:
"A novel"--Jacket.
Summary, etc.:
Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a Black day care teacher, and they've 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 in Texas 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. 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. Without Mike's immediate pull, Benson begins to push outwards, realizing he might just know what he wants out of life and have the goods to get it. Both men will change in ways that will either make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known. And just maybe they'll all be okay in the end. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay couples > Fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
Japanese Americans > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Mothers-in-law > Fiction.
Genre: Gay fiction.
Romance fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Novels.

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