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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eat fish-head soup for two nights, then mustard cabbage and pork soup the night
before she left. I lie very still at night and wonder when I'll see her again and why
days go by so fast when she's here. This year, Mr. Harvey says, "What would ...
Day or night. Grandma's watching the ten o'clock news. I hear the pages of her
newspaper turning slowly. 1 want to sleep. I want to sleep. And this night, after so
many nights of being awake, all by mvself, so quiet at night that I can hear my ...
"So you and Jenks can pretend be Samantha and Darrin," she says, though I
never told her about that davdream of mine. How I used to think Samantha felt so
safe having someone next to her every night, Samantha, Damn's wife, with her
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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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