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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This is what I want to write: If my parents died in a train crash, God forbid, knock
three times, I'll probably live with my grandma on Moloka'i, who makes me take
Flintstones vitamins every morning and eat S & S saimin with chopped green ...
Grandma makes me sew from the moment I arrive. All kinds of clothes to pass the
time awav, and she buvs me magazines. I take long walks with her to the Baptist
church to dust-mop the aisles and Lemon Pledge the grand piano. We sweep ...
I B S Grandma listens to the staticky Bible station on an old pocket transistor radio
in her sewing room. I'm sleeping lightly and she's singing softly. When the
strangling ghost grabs my throat that day, I scream to Grandma, Help me, help
me, but ...
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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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