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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We stay there until we are inside it. "Gotta be them, those two fuckin' queers. Fuck
, man, fuckin' assholes. Who else can be? Nobody else come in this fuckin' room.
. . . Yeah, I at my house. You coming over? . . . Yeah, come over, 'cause when ...
"Hi, 83 AM on the Dial " "Yeah, can you play 'Stone in Love with You' by the
Stylistics for Crystal 'cause I stav stone and I in love with her." "So, the song has
great meaning to you then?" "Yeah, Wild Billy, yeah." "And what's your name so I
"Yeah, can you play 'Mista Big Stuff Who Do You Think You Are?' for Murz." "Sure
can ... "Yeah, Billy. How you know? Ai . . . you know this guy?" "Wild Billy was
taking a wild guess 'cause Hilo, you know Murz, we all know Murz. The Japanese
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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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