Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel (Library Journal), Lois-Ann Yamanaka introduces the world to Lovey Nariyoshi, who comes of age in a working-class Japanese American family living in Hilo, Hawaii. Lovey longs to live in a haole (white) neighborhood and have straight blond hair and long Miss America legs.
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... who makes me take Flintstones vitamins every morning and eat S & S saimin
with chopped green onions, scrambled eggs, and sliced Spam for lunch. At five o'
clock Aunty Bing will drive the Malibu to the drugstore where Grandma works.
What I really want to ask Katy is if she would let her baby call me Aunty Lovev. It's
a secret wish of mine. Like some of my classmates at school, thev're aunties
alreadv and they sav neat things like "Oh, this my niece. She just turn one."
Red, red eyes and laughing the teacher's laugh. You should never have run. God
is love. After dinner, Grandma and me are washing the dishes. Aunty Bing is
mopping the kitchen. Grandma puts her warm hand on my neck and I fall to the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kyuuketsukirui - LibraryThing
Oh, I loved this so much. This is maybe my favorite type of fiction ever, short stories about being a kid/growing up, but not for kids. I like children's lit/YA okay (some books I really love), but I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hsollom - LibraryThing
Personal Response: More a collection of loose vignettes than a novel, the different styles are sometimes lyrical and sometimes realistic. Lovey’s attempts to establish an identity apart from herself ... Read full review
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