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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Nah , go , Gabriel , ' this bugga telling me , I no can kill Bully , I mean , the cow —
was my house too long . ' “ What you mean too long ? I tell him . “ ' Here , you
shoot um . C ' mon , ' he tell . “ Thass half yo ' cow . Then this Hubert , he keep ...
The first few nights when we visited Father , all of his friends would drop by to talk
story and cheer him up . Uncle Ed : “ You know , Hubert , I eva told you about my
nephew , Neal ? Stupid bugga , my sista Hazel ' s son from Pearl City ...
That bugga wen ' jam the gun and the way Snake - Eye was rolling on the ground
and holding his face was just like you , Mr . Nariyoshi . The bugga had bandage
all over this face , but was pau in few weeks . Snake , he reg - la guy today ...
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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