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 always laugh when he does this, which makes him do it more. And everyone
else gets mad. Especially Larry. Crystal calls on the phone. Jerry drops the
receiver. He says "HOING" into the phone and Larry punches his ear. The other
I didn't say it. That's what thev wanted. It's enough to make them laugh. All except
Jenks. Only when he gets the elbow to laugh docs be join in. "Funny, yeah, watch
one fag and lesbian fight." They laugh until tears fall out. "Fight, c'mon, beef.
The teacher starts to laugh in her room. Her room has a strange green glow. ...
Jerry, you said we gotta run outta the dance once we hear the laughing. That's all
it takes is the laugh — listen to her. We gotta run, Jerrv, 'cause nobodv from hell ...
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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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