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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I H - I bet I could find that Donny Osmond doll with glittery purple socks and a
microphone, and a brown-hair Ken doll boyfriend for Francie, and maybe a
Twiggy doll too. Maybe I could be the Merry UnBirthday girl. This year for my real
We figuring who Donny Osmond or David Cassidv would like better. Jerry or me.
Jerry is very thin and tall. I'm kind of short and fat. Whenever my mother puts me
on a diet, Jerry gives me the last bite of whatever he was eating. Like a Dilly Bar ...
And I seen one Donny Osmond doll with real hair, not plastic head like Ken. We
can get two Donnys too so evervbody get bovfriend. And all the clothes and
accessories all less than one dollar." "How much would all cost?" I ask him. "I
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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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