Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
(Harvest American Writing)

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Growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, in a family caught in the cultural gap between East and West, young Lovey Nariyoshi creates her own identity amid a world of pop culture and media that ignores the realities of the Japanese-American character. A first novel. Tour.
 

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Lois-Ann Yamanaka is the author of Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers (FSG, 1996), Blu's Hanging (FSG, 1997), and Heads by Harry (FSG, 1999). Recipient of a 1998 Lannan Literary Award and the 1998 Asian American Literary Award, she lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
Published January 1, 1996 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 277 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Lovey's family is poorer than most--the book's title refers to her father's many schemes to find meat, including roadkill, to put on the family table.

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In a starred review PW called this Hawaiian coming-of-age story fresh, distinctive and starkly realistic. (Apr.)

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In a fresh, distinctive and authentic voice, Yamanaka's starkly realistic debut novel, a series of linked vignettes, chronicles the coming-of-age of Lovey Nariyoshi, who grows up in a blue-collar, uneducated Japanese family in Hilo, Hawaii.

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In a starred review PW called this Hawaiian coming-of-age story fresh, distinctive and starkly realistic. (Apr.)

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