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 don't want to tell her that I don't sleep until the sun comes up. I'm so scared of the
little men. I stav up all night if I don't sleep before she sleeps. I hear the teacher
laughing all the time. Especially at night. There's too much pressure on me to fall
I'm sleeping lightly and she's singing softly. When the ... I see the ceiling and then
my toes like I'm sleeping. Auntv Bing fanning ... I tell Grandma, "From now on, I
sleep with my fist to the wall whenever I take a nap in your sewing room. The man
But I sleep with my fist to the wall. 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, ...
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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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