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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And Billy the Kid, the bleating baby ram. Father found both of them ... And Billv
the Kid, he's still crying in the corner of the Land Rover. "Strangest thing, I tell ... "
Kids with Nanny" written on masking tape: She's still a baby. The camera shows
Everyone is amazed when she struts into the zoo with us and little kids pet her as
she nibble-lips the ti leayes that Cal brought. Once she's in the cage, the billies
surround her like a gang of wild thieves. They smell her ass, she tucks her tail in,
But Daddv like vou know the one thing I rememba about my small kid time. ... Had
other kids in our family and other kids in the camp but they was my big braddas
right above me, Tora and Uri, but alwavs onlv them two — and then there was ...
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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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