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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Hi , Jerome ! ” she says . “ Larry , Larry , Jerome ' s here . ” “ So . Beat it , Jerry .
You breaking my concentration . ” “ Shut up , Larry , ” I say . “ And you , Fatso ,
Clinging Vine , scram , shazam . Like make like a banana and split . ” Larry
I goin ' haf to broke yo ' ass . ” " Jerome ! " I scream . Jerry scrambles to his feet .
He ' s got a fivedollar book of scrip in his hands . “ Run , Lovey , run ! ” I nearly
lose Crystal ' s snake . “ Five dollars , ” says Jerry . We decide to eat corn on the ...
Ho , tight , eh you , Jerome ? Okay , okay , since you guys so special . Better be
good . ” The day passes so slowly . " You think the tape came out good or what ,
Lovey ? " Jerry asks . “ I mean , we worked on um all night , but we neva preview
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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