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 we ain ' t no rice farmers either with their cha - cha rice and daikon for dinna .
“ Samurai , I tell you . Samurai . Miyamoto Musashi and Zatoichi all the way . Our
mon on the palace walls at one castle in Himeji . I seen our family crest with my ...
On the plane ride over , I arrange the pictures of Kipu the way Daddy told it to me
. The statue of Mr . Rice at the head of the road . The long row of pine trees on the
road to Kipu . The Rice house . Old plantation homes . The stable . A rubble of ...
My daddy told me that the foreman here is the nephew of my Aunty Agnes '
husband , Elton . ” " Yeah , the foreman ' s the guy , Reggie Pavao , but he stay
Kipu Kai today . But if you like go inside , I telling you now , Mrs . Rice not letting
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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