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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No, try wait. I going be. No, try wait. I will work on my Gramma Spenca's pig farm
when I grow up cuz she said I can drive the slop truck. Tank you." No one laughs
at Melvin. Otherwise he'll catch you on the way home from school and shove ...
We consider spending our movie money on cheeseburgers at the Wool- worth's
restaurant but end up sitting on the curb waiting for someone to take us in. Finally
, we ask my next-door neighbor Katy's ex-high school boyfriend, Jay Teramoto, ...
But I wait behind the line, all day that day, that's what 1 rc- memba. Had plenty
days after that I wen' wait behind one line in the dirt. I alwavs waiting behind the
line my bradda draw for me. "And I was small boy that time waiting, waiting.
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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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