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 dunno what I am going do . D - / F . Jerry writes : If my parents die in a train crash
. Then stops . I see him thinking . I know he ' s about to take this too seriously ,
and when he does , he might cry . “ I dunno what I might do if my parents dies .
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 pushing the gun at me , so I take
um . Then I ask this bugga how I going kill um and he tell me , ' I dunno , Gabriel ...
I dunno , " I say . “ She dunno , ” says Father , “ ' cause this one rubbish dump
fishpond , not like the one the Kawasakis get , so thass why Lovey dunno , right ,
Lovey ? Well , I tell you what , go get coupla mayonnaise jars from under the sink
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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