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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And Billy the Kid, the bleating baby ram. Father found both of them alone. On the
same day. Strange, very strange. Father always comes home from hunting near
dinnertime and smells like the mountains. Sweat and wind. He's always dirty in ...
I'm feeding Nanny, and Calhoon gets Billy the Kid, who struggles against his rope
. They drink evaporated milk, half-and-half, from Gerber baby bottles like two
babies and Nanny nuzzles up to my face and cries. Her mouth smells like fresh ...
And Billy never made a sound all the while. c Home Movie Reel #17. "Bye-bye
Billy the Kid/Hello Ed and Helen's" written on masking tape: The camera shows
Uncle Ed, Ernest, and Larry tying Billy's legs. Pan to the side, Jerry, Calhoon, me
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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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