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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No Shiseido or Pola girl in her right mind would come for two girls." "And you." "
Oh wow. Three girls. Whoopee. Some partv. " "Jerome." "Wow, a boy. And what
he going do? Play with the mascara? Suck thumb? Big thrills." I want a Shiseido
Jerry tapes a picture of a Shiseido girl to the far wall. She's in a kimono and her
dark, black hair is pulled back into a bun, her face perfect. The Shiseido girl tilts
her hand as if holding an invisible plate in the air. Jerrv takes out an envelope full
"And thank you, Hilo Drugs, for the Shiseido calendar." Jerry lights the candles on
the cake, and before I blow them out, I look at the Shiseido girl on the wall with all
the colorful origami fans covering her face, arm, and hand. My father will 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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