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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But I'm in this class with other dum-dums and they laugh at me instead like I'm
very stupid, stupider than them for not knowing how to reduce a stupid fraction. "
You real stoopid for one fricken Jap," says Thomas Lorenzo. "But vou ack real
But you cannot even reduce one stupid fraction, eh, you, Jap Crap. Stupid, thass
why, you Rice Eye, good-for-nuttin' Pearl Harba bomba." I feel so small. I want to
die. I want to die, it feels like a small little fist inside, twisting. "What," says Wilma.
I wanted to dedicate my death to them with a suicide note that said, "Lovey, veah,
mavbe cute, but stupid, stupid, stupid." Grandma said to me a long time ago that
the Bible savs suicide is a sin. Those who do it burn in the eternal flames of 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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