Saturday Night at the Pahala Theater

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BAMBOO RIDGE Press, Nov 1, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 143 pages
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Poetry. Fiction. Asian American Studies. This is a work of fiction during which the characters interact in the form of poetic novellas. Born on the island of Molokai and presently living in Kahalu'u, Yamanaka's poems have appeared in such journals as BAMBOO RIDGE: THE HAWAII WRITER'S QUARTERLY, Michigan Quarterly Review, PARNASSUS, Puerto del Sol and Zyzzyva. "Lois-Ann Yamanaka is a fresh new voice in poetry and prose: irreverent, sensual, street-smart, and passionate. She refuels the English language with her own brand of island music--rich in distinctive rhythms and magical insights"--Jessica Hagedorn.

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Review: Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Yamanaka's dialect works as marvelously in poetry as it does in her prose. She writes wonderfully narrative poems that really convey a sense of the world of her characters. The voices of her different characters are marvelously distinct as well. Great poems. Read full review

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User Review  - Brittany Laccetti - Goodreads

This is Yamanaka's first published book. I probably should have read this first because all of her other books have some elements from this book, which made me feel so bored. I just had that, "I-have ... Read full review

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Lois-Ann Yamanaka is the author of Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers (FSG, 1996), Blu's Hanging (FSG, 1997), and Heads by Harry (FSG, 1999). Recipient of a 1998 Lannan Literary Award and the 1998 Asian American Literary Award, she lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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