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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Crystal. Crystal Kawasaki. Larry's girlfriend. Crystal, who my mother hires to tutor
us after school and walk us, Calhoon and me, to her house until my mother
finishes work. Jerrv comes along and waits at Crystal's house for his brother to
So Larry and Crystal was in one room. "I guess was in there that Crystal wen' tell
Larry that she skip her rags two months already and that she probly two months
pregnant. So first Larry wen' make like 'Oh shet, no can be, 'cause you just went ...
I have nothing for Crystal — not a gift like her YMCA friends Pamela, Donna, and
Claire. Not the courage to lift the veil of her coffin to kiss her cold face goodbye,
not a thank-you or see-you-in-heaven like Mrs. Ikeda explained to our Youth ...
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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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