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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Why they gotta walk like that all day ? ” Cal asks Aunt Helen , who ' s watering her
African violets on the porch . “ Sheez , they look so tired and hot , back and forth ,
back and forth . ” “ They crazy , ” she says . “ How many times I gotta tell you ...
Crystal going Japan with her mother . Larry no talk too much anymore . He no
even swear at me or hit me . You know what that means ? Means Crystal is you -
know - what . Means she gotta go Japan for fix her you - know - what . She quit
Why you gotta do this tonight ? ” asks my mother . “ ' Cause we promised Mr .
Otake that we would make the tape this weekend and let him use um in typing
class tomorrow , ” I say . “ Plus he bought eight cans of butter toffee peanuts from
us so ...
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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