Win a copy of a New York Times Notable Book of The Year, Memorial by Bryan Washington today! This is a beautiful and poignant novel you’re going to enjoy. 5 winners will be selected!
For all you readers! We’ve partnered with Riverhead Books to give away Bryan Washington’s debut novel Memorial to 5 lucky JOC winners this holiday. The highly anticipated follow-up to Washington’s critically acclaimed book of short stories Lot, Memorial follows two men living in Houston — Mike is a Japanese-American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson’s a Black daycare teacher, and they aren’t sure if their relationship has run its course.
While the novel is neither a cookbook nor even a food book, cooking is a language of love throughout the story — love for a parent, love from a parent, love of a partner, and even lack of love.
Memorial is an exciting read, and we know you’re going to enjoy it. Enter to win a copy now!
About Memorial by Bryan Washington
Memorial is a funny and profound story about big first loves, family in all its forms, becoming who you’re supposed to be, the limits of love, and how sharing food can say so much without us saying anything at all.
The novel is packed with different types of dishes and cuisines, and each serves as vital motifs for relationships, people, and places. Whether it be discarded crinkled hamburger wrappers; sultry Sriracha sprinkled omelettes; uncomfortable Tex-Mex restaurants or elaborate feasts of okonomiyaki, kitsune udon, curry, rice and more; the story is driven by meals and cooking in both Houston and Osaka.
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, TIME, O, the Oprah Magazine, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Real Simple. “A masterpiece.” —NPR
“No other novel this year captures so gracefully the full palette of America.” —The Washington Post
A funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you’re supposed to be, and the limits of love.
About Bryan Washington
Bryan Washington is a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree, and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His first book, the story collection Lot, was a finalist for the NBCC’s John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.
Enter to Win A Copy of Memorial by Bryan Washington
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This giveaway contest closes on Tuesday, December 22, at 12 p.m. PST and is open to US residents only.
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The winners are…
- Alan K Murakami
- Vanessa Allison
- Jolene Chang
- Michelle Xie
Congratulations! We will contact you shortly.