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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... train tracks — that's heavy steel we carrying all dav till our back feel broken,
and cutting cane, hoeing, dig and plant and cut, bend ova all dav long — we work
mo' hard than you eva will in your whole life, and dirtv work, pilau, break vour ass.
You wear the same stink pants two days in a row or at least in the same week,
now that's what I call poor, and vour father drives that f-uga-lee brown Land
Rover with no back window. You got zip gold and vour clothes faded to the max."
To all ...
"Keep vour face where your fuckin' face belongs, vou hear mc, hah?" Larry
smacks me across my head hard. " 'Cause of you, you asshole, that Crystal called
it with me. You cunt." "But I thought ... I heard that . . . Mv mother said that ..." I
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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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