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Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers: A Novel, Yamanaka, Lois-Ann
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Author Name:    Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Title:   Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers: A Novel

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador 

ISBN Number:   0312424647 / 9780312424640

Seller ID:   ING9780312424640

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Her name is Lovey Nariyoshi, and her Hawai'i is not the one of leis, pineapple, and "Magnum P.I." In the blue collar town of Hilo, on the Big Island, Lovey and her eccentric Japanese-American family are at the margins of poverty, in the midst of a tropical paradise. With her endearing, effeminate best friend Jerry, Lovey suffers schoolyard bullies, class warfare, Singer sewing classes, and the surprisingly painful work of picking on a macadamia nut plantation, all while trying to find an identity of her own. At once a bitingly funny satire of "haole" happiness and a moving meditation on what is real, if ugly at times, but true, "Wild Meat and the ""B""ully ""B""urgers" crackles with the language of pidgin--Hawai'i Creole English--distinguishing one of the most vibrant voices in contemporary culture.
Stories from this enduring novel have been adapted into the film "Fishbowl, "by groundbreaking director Kayo Hatta.



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