Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers

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Harcourt Brace, Apr 15, 1997 - Fiction - 277 pages
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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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User 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

WILD MEAT AND THE BULLY BURGERS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sharp, funny, and fast-paced (occasionally manic) first novel that takes us backstage in paradise—into the very heart and soul (and guts) of a working-class Japanese-American family on the island ... Read full review

Contents

Crazy Like a Dream
41
Oompah Loompah
51
Dominate and Recessid Jeans
61
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About the author (1997)

Lois-Ann Yamanaka is the author of Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers (FSG, 1996), Blu's Hanging (FSG, 1997), and Heads by Harry (FSG, 1999). Recipient of a 1998 Lannan Literary Award and the 1998 Asian American Literary Award, she lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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