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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Bamboo Ridge : A Hawaii Writers ' Quarterly : “ Alexander Fu Sheng Kicks Bruce
Lee ' s Ass , Sonny Chiba and Toshiro Mifune Too , ” “ Blah Blah Blah , ” “
Dominate and Recessid Jeans , ” “ Oompah Loompah , ” and “ Pin the Fan on the
Oompah Loompah . ” It ' s true . I look like an Oompah Loompah from the movie
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory . Like the fat midget Oompah Loompahs
with their green faces and purple hair like mine . This becomes my tease name .
Oompah Loompah . My best friend Jerome ' s Speedos . Oompah Loompah .
Father ' s faded olive Bermudas , his yellow Hang Loose Hawaii T - shirt and
black rubber boots that he wears downtown . Oompah Loompah . The borinki
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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