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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I know that Tora and Uri was going up Turning Pond or Scharsh Pond , maybe
even up the Oʻva . If the buggas went up Huleia River , they was going for mullet
or papio . In the upper river , had oʻopu . You dunno how I wish I could see the ...
Tora , tora , tora , right ? ” " Nah , okay then , Wild Billy , play ' Mista Big Stuff for all
the boys ' cause you like know what ? Who do they think they are ? ” “ Profound
thought . Yes , Hilo . Who do you think you are ? Me , Wild Billy B . , I ' m a lover ...
Daddy says all these things and cannot see Uncle Tora ' s face . Uncle Tora
sometimes forces himself to look out the window when Father tells him stories
and doesn ' t look back for a long time . “ Then you remember the huge Norfolk
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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