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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Now c'mon. We've got our outlines to finish today." Mr. Harvey's ears get red, his
whole face like fire with his red hair and red face. "My name Lovey. When I grow
up pretty soon, I going be what I like be and nobody better say nothing about it or
C'mon. Don't. Let's just go." I can hear Tricia London say with that haole mouth of
hers, "So, Lovey. How many dimes did you take from the fishbowl outside of my
grandfather's house for your Trick-or-Treat for UNI-SELF can?" "Quick, see if my ...
C'mon, Lovey, we go fuckin' kick their asses, fuckin' ho-as, fuckin' Va-Gina," and
Jerrv throws the slippery corn stick, napkin, and all at them, and they laugh. I grab
his arm. "C'mon, Jerry, let's get outta here. Never mind. Too much people ...
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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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