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 ...
Jerry says this to me as we wait for our ride home , sitting on the curb but too cool
to hold on to each other , “ If I ever see anything as ugly as that girl , I swear ,
Lovey , I not waiting for nobody from hell to catch me . I ' m outta there . ” Easier
But I wait behind the line , all day that day , that ' s what I rememba . Had plenty
days after that I wen ' wait behind one line in the dirt . I always 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