Memorial by Bryan Washington


Mike and Benson have been slowly drifting apart when the sudden and unexpected illness of Mike's father jolts them out of their routine. Written sparsely yet graphically, Washington's prose transports you to Houston and Tokyo with evocative descriptions of neighbourhoods and meals. Memorial examines the decline of passion and how Benson and Mike's vastly different upbringings have shaped the way that they love, communicate and deal with life's disappointments. – Elle