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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Jenks got the biggest one and he kind of loves me . But that ain ' t love . Not to me
anyway . Sometimes I watch the seventh - and eighth - grade couples by the
lockers on the upper campus at lunchtime . The boy on the railing and the girl ...
And when I wake up , my small baby been crying so long , his throat ' s all raw . ”
Wants to tell us about God . “ You love me , Jerome ? You love me , Lovey ? You
trust what I tell you tonight , I telling it ' cause I love you guys with all my heart ?
Crystal , I love you , babe , and even though we apart right now and things
looking bad , we going be together forever , you wait , ' cause I stone in love with
you . " “ Wow , Hilo . You heard it right here on the Wild Billy B . Show . So
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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