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 Lovey . It '
s a secret wish of mine . Like some of my classmates at school , they ' re aunties
already and they say neat things like “ Oh , this my niece . She just turn one .
Aunty Bing fanning me with a Japanese fan and Grandma splashing water on my
face . Grandma sits me up and I tell her everything about the teacher . About God
. About the Devil and the little man in the bedroom today . Aunty Bing stops ...
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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