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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WHAT LOVE IS He's a boy who acts like a girl. I'm a girl with not one girl friend.
He has no boy friends. People say we make a strange pair. We match. Some say
we should get married someday. They don't know what Jerry and me got going.
The girl in the movie plavs with her Ouija board. Just like us. She looks like a
regular haole girl and talks kind of like a babv. OMIGOD. All that green vomit and
neck crunching around 160 degrees. Those eyes and that voice. Jerry and me so
One friend. Wow. No Shiseido or Pola girl in her right mind would come for two
girls." "And you." "Oh wow. Three girls. Whoopee. Some partv. " "Jerome." "Wow,
a boy. And what he going do? Play with the mascara? Suck thumb? Big thrills.
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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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