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 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 birthday ...
We figuring who Donny Osmond or David Cassidy 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
And I seen one Donny Osmond doll with real hair , not plastic head like Ken . We
can get two Donnys too so everybody get boyfriend . And all the clothes and
accessories all less than one dollar . ” “ How much would all cost ? " I ask him .
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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