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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Lori Shigemura, the witch next to me, jumps and screams. Good, it's almost over.
"And the winner of this year's Halloween costume contest for ten dollars in cash . .
. number seventeen!" At first I don't realize it's me. When I do, I wonder how I ...
But tonight, he wants to dance with Lori Shigemura. He makes like I'm jealous
and maybe I am jealous but maybe it's because I'm always left sitting on the side
with Ruby Hagimura, who weighs two hundred pounds, chews her bubble gum ...
I tell him as nice as I can, "Daddy, I like make my own tapes like Lori Shigemura
so we can plav the tapes at recess time." "There you go again," he says. "Lori
Shigemura, that's Henry's daughta? Sheez, Henry the Yick Lung preserved-
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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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