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  • BLOOD HINA: A Mas Arai Mystery. by Hirahara, Naomi.
    Hirahara, Naomi.
    BLOOD HINA: A Mas Arai Mystery.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Pasadena, CA: Prospect Park Books, (2013). SIGNED - The fourth novel in this award winning series featuring an unlikely sleuth - "an aging, widowed, not-exactly-communicative gardener from Altadena, California." In this book, Mas's best friend and fellow Hiroshima survivor is getting married - until an ancient Japanese doll collection goes missing. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 978-1938849190.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 72162
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  • BLOOD HINA: A Mas Arai Mystery. by Hirahara, Naomi.
    Hirahara, Naomi.
    BLOOD HINA: A Mas Arai Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in this award winning series featuring an unlikely sleuth - "an aging, widowed, not-exactly-communicative gardener from Altadena, California." In this book, Mas's best friend and fellow Hiroshima survivor is getting married - until an ancient Japanese doll collection goes missing. 247 pp. ISBN: 978-0312545550.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74869
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  • THE SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI. by Hirahara, Naomi.
    Hirahara, Naomi.
    THE SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta / Bantam, (2004). First edition - The author's first novel, issued as a trade paperback original, and introducing Mas Arai, a Japanese-American gardener as the unlikely protagonist in this mystery with its roots in Hiroshima. 287 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76338
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  • BLOOD HINA: A Mas Arai Mystery. by Hirahara, Naomi.
    Hirahara, Naomi.
    BLOOD HINA: A Mas Arai Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in this award winning series featuring an unlikely sleuth - "an aging, widowed, not-exactly-communicative gardener from Altadena, California." In this book, Mas's best friend and fellow Hiroshima survivor is getting married - until an ancient Japanese doll collection goes missing. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 978-0312545550.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72108
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  • CORAL ROAD POEMS. by Hongo, Garrett. (Chip Kidd, cover design)
    Hongo, Garrett. (Chip Kidd, cover design)
    CORAL ROAD POEMS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. SIGNED - His third collection - poems which honor his Japanese-American ancestors in the Hawaiian landscape, poems which celebrate the marginalized but heroic figures of the recent past. SIGNED on the title page by Hongo and also SIGNED on the copyright page by Chip Kidd who designed the cover. Notes. 102 pp. ISBN: 9780375712043.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60421
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  • YELLOW LIGHT. by Hongo, Garrett Kaoru
    Hongo, Garrett Kaoru
    YELLOW LIGHT.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1988. SIGNED - Trade paperback. SIGNED on the title page by the author. A very nice copy of this Hawaiian-born Japanese American's first collection of poetry - "songs of grief and songs of praise" about the dilemma of the postwar Japanese living in California and Hawaii. 78 pp. ISBN: 0-8195-11048.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55207
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women - from an arranged marriage, which sent the matriach, Sava, to America, through their internment during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04558.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73356
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN. by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2004.). SIGNED - First novel by the author of the classic "Farewell to Manzanar." The story of three generations of Japanese women, from an arranged marriage which sent the matriach, Sava, to America through their internment during World War II. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best Wishes." Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04566.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 54060
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women, from an arranged marriage which sent the matriach, Sava, to America through their internment during World War II. Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04558.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47265
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women - from an arranged marriage, which sent the matriach, Sava, to America, through their internment during World War II. INSCRIBED on the title page. Glossary. 329 pp. ISBN: 0-7582-04558.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64256
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
    THE LEGEND OF THE FIRE HORSE WOMAN

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2003.). First edition - The author's first novel - the story of three generations of Japanese women, from an arranged marriage which sent the matriach, Sava, to America through their internment during World War II. Glossary. 329 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 48461
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  • IMPERIAL VALLEY NISEI WOMEN: Transcending Poston. by Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu, Joan.
    Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu, Joan.
    IMPERIAL VALLEY NISEI WOMEN: Transcending Poston.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    DeWitt, NY: New Persephone Press in conjunction with the Japanese American Citizens League, Imperial Valley, California. (2006). SIGNED first edition - "A collection of oral histories of five articulate Japanese-American women whose young lives had been interrupted by Executive Order 9066, a presidential order on 2/29/42, which put 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry behind barbed wires during World War II" - for these women in Poston, Arizona. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs. Notes, selected works and resources. Oblong format. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-977976904.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78433
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  • TULE LAKE. by Miyakawa, Edward.
    Miyakawa, Edward.
    TULE LAKE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Waldport, Oregon: House By the Sea Publishing Co., (1979.). One of the first Japanese-American novels to portray the struggle for justice and freedom from within the confines of America's concentration camps by those who refused to cooperate with the internment of 120,000 of their fellow Americans during World War II. The author was seven years old when he was sent to a camp with his family. Tule Lake was unique among these camps in that it housed those who were deemed 'disloyal' by the US government. 328 pp. plus glossary.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 46881
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  • TULE LAKE. by Miyaka, Edward.
    Miyaka, Edward.
    TULE LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Waldport, Oregon: House by the Sea Publishing Co., (1979.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of the first Japanese-American novels to portray the struggle for justice and freedom from within the confines of America's concentration camps by those who refused to cooperate with the internment of 120,000 of their fellow Americans during World War II. The author was seven years old when he was sent to a camp with his family. Tule Lake was unique among these camps in that it housed those who were deemed 'disloyal' by the US government. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 328 pp. plus glossary. Dust jacket illustration by Yukiharu Sazaki

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74941
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  • WHERE THE BODY MEETS MEMORY: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. by Mura, David
    Mura, David
    WHERE THE BODY MEETS MEMORY: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Anchor Books - Doubleday, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mura discusses his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned both his parents during World War II, simply because of their race and how being a 'model minority' has resulted in a loss of heritage and wholeness for generations of Japanese Americans. . . he suggests that the shame of internment affected his sense of sexuality, leading him to face troubling questions about desire and race: an interracial marriage, compulsive adultery, and an addiction to pornography which equates beauty with whiteness - but finally, this is an account of the triumph of love - his wife, his children, his family, SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-385-471831.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75497
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  • THE COLORS OF DESIRE by Mura, David
    Mura, David
    THE COLORS OF DESIRE

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Anchor Books. (1995). SIGNED first edition - Author's second book of poetry consisting of a powerful juxtaposition of Japanese American history with explorations of his sexual obsessions, love and hatred. SIGNED on the title page. 105 pp plus glossary. ISBN: 0-385-47461X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped, minor wear to covers, contents fine)

    Book ID: 62224
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  • THE NECESSARY HUNGER. by Revoyr, Nina.
    Revoyr, Nina.
    THE NECESSARY HUNGER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's / Stonewall Inn, (1998.). SIGNED - The first novel by this author of Japanese and Polish ancestry who grew up in Tokyo and Los Angeles. The story centers on two high school women's basketball stars, one Japanese American, one African American, who are both intense rivals and friends. When their parents move in together, their relationship becomes even more complicated. SIGNED on the title page. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-312-181426.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54227
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  • THE NECESSARY HUNGER. by Revoyr, Nina.
    Revoyr, Nina.
    THE NECESSARY HUNGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author of Japanese and Polish ancestry who grew up in Tokyo and Los Angeles. The story centers on two high school women's basketball stars, one Japanese American, one African American, who are both intense rivals and friends. When their parents move in together, their relationship becomes even more complicated. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-312-181426.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73311
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  • THE ELECTRICAL FIELD. by Sakamoto, Kerri.
    Sakamoto, Kerri.
    THE ELECTRICAL FIELD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Very highly praised first novel,winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel and nominated for the Canadian Governor's General Award. To quote from just a couple of the comments made about this book, Pico Iyer described it as 'Spooky, atmospheric, and unveiling its secrets with an uncanny assurance.. [it]becomes impossible to put down.' and Shani Mootoo calls it 'full of prickly darkness, made magnetic by the author's unabashedly wry and and subversive sense of humor.' Set in the 1970's, this is the story of how a double murder affects the Japanese community shaped by the dark shadow of the internment camps during World War II. ISBN: 0-393-046923.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 26611
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  • THE ELECTRICAL FIELD. by Sakamoto, Kerri.
    Sakamoto, Kerri.
    THE ELECTRICAL FIELD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very highly praised first novel, winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel and nominated for the Canadian Governor's General Award. To quote from just a couple of the comments made about this book, Pico Iyer described it as 'Spooky, atmospheric, and unveiling its secrets with an uncanny assurance.. [it]becomes impossible to put down.' and Shani Mootoo calls it 'full of prickly darkness, made magnetic by the author's unabashedly wry and and subversive sense of humor.' Set in the 1970s, this is the story of how a double murder affects the Japanese community shaped by the dark shadow of the internment camps during World War II. SIGNED…

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    New York: Norton, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very highly praised first novel, winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel and nominated for the Canadian Governor's General Award. To quote from just a couple of the comments made about this book, Pico Iyer described it as 'Spooky, atmospheric, and unveiling its secrets with an uncanny assurance.. [it]becomes impossible to put down.' and Shani Mootoo calls it 'full of prickly darkness, made magnetic by the author's unabashedly wry and and subversive sense of humor.' Set in the 1970s, this is the story of how a double murder affects the Japanese community shaped by the dark shadow of the internment camps during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-393-046923.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 60924
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  • THE ELECTRICAL FIELD. by Sakamoto, Kerri.
    Sakamoto, Kerri.
    THE ELECTRICAL FIELD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very highly praised first novel, winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel and nominated for the Canadian Governor's General Award. To quote from just a couple of the comments made about this book, Pico Iyer described it as 'Spooky, atmospheric, and unveiling its secrets with an uncanny assurance.. [it]becomes impossible to put down.' and Shani Mootoo calls it 'full of prickly darkness, made magnetic by the author's unabashedly wry and and subversive sense of humor.' Set in the 1970s, this is the story of how a double murder affects the Japanese community shaped by the dark shadow of the internment camps during World War…

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    Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very highly praised first novel, winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel and nominated for the Canadian Governor's General Award. To quote from just a couple of the comments made about this book, Pico Iyer described it as 'Spooky, atmospheric, and unveiling its secrets with an uncanny assurance.. [it]becomes impossible to put down.' and Shani Mootoo calls it 'full of prickly darkness, made magnetic by the author's unabashedly wry and and subversive sense of humor.' Set in the 1970s, this is the story of how a double murder affects the Japanese community shaped by the dark shadow of the internment camps during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-676-971261.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 60925
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  • ONE HUNDRED MILLION HEARTS. by Sakamoto, Kerri.
    Sakamoto, Kerri.
    ONE HUNDRED MILLION HEARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award-winning author, the story of a Japanese-Canadian woman who discovers, after the death of her father, that she has a half sister in Japan, and that he might even have been a kamikaze pilot during World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-676-975119.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 60926
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  • LUCKY COME HAWAII. by Shirota, Jon.
    Shirota, Jon.
    LUCKY COME HAWAII.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Honolulu, Bess Press. (1988.). SIGNED - The story of an Okinawan family from Maui on the eve of World War II, originally published in 1965. SIGNED on the half title page with the words "Best wishes & aloho." Shirota was born on Maui, the son of Japanese-American parents; he was 14 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. "Shirota gifts us with an insider's view of people struggling to define their identities in the crucible of the coming war, men and women sometimes flawed and sometimes virtuous--which is to simply say, human beings--who experienced world-changing events through the particular prism of their own emigrant history" (author Wayne Karlin.) 248 pp,. ISBN: 0-935848-541.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57122
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  • NISEI DAUGHTER. by Sone, Monica.
    Sone, Monica.
    NISEI DAUGHTER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1979). A memoir by this Japanese American woman originally published in 1952. In it she describes growing up on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and what it was like to be "subjected to "relocation" during World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry--77,000 of whom were U.S. citizens--she and her family were uprooted from their home and imprisoned in a camp," Introduction by Frank Miyamoto. xvii, 238 pp. ISBN: 0-295956887.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 77571
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  • I AM AN AMERICAN: A True Story of Japanese Internment. by Stanley, Jerry.
    Stanley, Jerry.
    I AM AN AMERICAN: A True Story of Japanese Internment.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Crown, (1994) dj. Hardcover - A well-written history for older children, one which tells the story of young Shi Nomura a high school senior, who was among the 120,000 American citizens who lost everything when they were sent by the U.S. government to Manzanar, an interment camp in the California desert, only because of their Japanese ancestry. Illustrated with vintage photographs and maps. Bibliographic note, index. 102 pp. Slightly oversized square format. ISBN: 0-517597861.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77336
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  • AN UNLIKELY REVOLUTIONARY: and the Making of Modern Hawai'i. by Takabuki, Matsuo, assisted by Dennis M. Qgawa, Glen Grant and Wilma Sur.
    Takabuki, Matsuo, assisted by Dennis M. Qgawa, Glen Grant and Wilma Sur.
    AN UNLIKELY REVOLUTIONARY: and the Making of Modern Hawai'i.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Hawaii University of Hawai'i press (1998). First edition - The author's own story, of his life and work as one of the "movers and shakers" behind Hawaii's transformation from an isolated, agriculture-based territory to a highly diverse, competitive modern community . Appendices, Chronology, and index, 12 pages of white and photographs. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-8248-20231.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner of front cover bumped and creased)

    Book ID: 60701
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  • THE BEST BAD THING. by Uchida, Yoshika
    Uchida, Yoshika
    THE BEST BAD THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1936 in East Oakland, California, this is the second book about Rinko and her family (the first was the award-winning "A Jar of Dreams.") When Rinko is asked to spend the last month of summer helping Mrs. Hata, a recently widowed friend of her mother's, she does not want to go - but while there, she has a series of 'good' and 'bad' things happen and discovers people are not always what they seem., and the real strength of Mrs Hata. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-689502907.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 76352
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  • ALWAYS DREAM. by Yamaguchi, Kristi with Greg Brown.
    Yamaguchi, Kristi with Greg Brown.
    ALWAYS DREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 1992 Olympic gold medal winner in figure skating tells of her early life in California, the importance of her Japanese heritage, and how she fell in love with the ice. SIGNED on a special bookplate on the front endpaper with a small drawing of a flower. Photographs and illustrations by Doug Keith. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-87833-9965.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50773
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  • SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES AND OTHER STORIES. by Yamamoto, Hisaye.
    Yamamoto, Hisaye.
    SEVENTEEN SYLLABLES AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing - trade paperback.

    New York: Kitchen Table:Women of Color Press, (1988). A collection of fifteen short stories that span over Yamamoto's career- although seh has been writing for over forty years, this is her first book to be published in the US. Yamato received the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1986. Introduction by KIng-Kok Cheung. Annotated bibliography. 134 pp. ISBN: 0-913175-145.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59816
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  • WILD MEAT AND THE BULLY BURGERS. by Yamanaka, Lois-Ann
    Yamanaka, Lois-Ann
    WILD MEAT AND THE BULLY BURGERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel (second book) by this highly praised young Hawaiian writer, set on the big island of Hawai'i. 277 pp. Small square format. ISBN: 0-374-290202.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46975
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