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 party . ” " Jerome . ” “ Wow , a boy . And
what he going do ? Play with the mascara ? Suck thumb ? Big thrills . ” I want a ...
Hubert with hair . Hubert all bolohead like now . Everybody laughs except Daddy
. Then Jerry says , “ So that the night not one total washout for Lovey , we get this
Shiseido calendar for our final prize for a game of Pin the Fan on the Hand .
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
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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