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 II s Father had injected each chicken with pox vaccine. Mosquitoes had stung
the red-rubbery part of their chicken faces, making them all bumpy with chicken
pox. The real kind. Father held each chicken and injected each rooster and hen ...
Nothing kills this rat, who Father says must love chicken eggs too. Uncle Ed tells
my father, "Eh, Hubert, the fuckin' rat like papaya so much, bradda, why no poison
that sucka?" So simple. I watch my father pour grass poison all over the papaya ...
And dogs start barking in the background, chickens crowing, a door slamming.
Jerry looks at me. "Your father, after he made fut and turn on all the outside lights.
Thass why the chickens crowing and thass Katy them's dogs 'cause he went ...
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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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