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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And him, he follow Tora whereva he went. Every time, just the two of them going
hea and there. Had other kids in our family and other kids in the camp but they
was my big braddas right above me, Tora and Uri, but alwavs onlv them two —
You know that shirt belong to four braddas before me. Had fifteen kids in our
family and we no could have new stuffs. You know, by the time I got that shirt,
couldn't tell if was blue before. I only knew was blue 'cause my braddas rememba
it that ...
You dunno how I wish I could see the fish they was going catch while the bugga
thrashing on the line, not all dead and ready for the frying pan like I always seen
um when my braddas come home. "I just stand there behind that line on the road.
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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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