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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Jerry takes the boys. Lovey, Love You, Baby, Jay O. or Lovey, Never Can Say
Goodbye, Jermaine J. I make mine the best, though. I say things like Dearest
Jerry, To my most adorable fan. Livingly and Lovingly, Susan Dey/Laurie
I see a Playboy magazine but Jerry says don't tell. It's his father's. That night, we
put on a lot of Off! and go out to the tree house with Jerry's father's pen flashlight.
We hear Larry say, "I heard something. Asshole, Jerry, beat it. Goddammit, we ...
Jerry and me run up the long walkway to the first house. "Trick or treat," Jerry
screams. No one answers. I see a box full of premade goodie bags. I take one. "
Take more," Jerry says. "We onlv got half hour." I slowly look around, then take ...
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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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