Summary: A tale of growing up Japanese-American in Hawaii. The narrator is Lovey Nariyoshi, a girl from a poor family who dreams of becoming white. In the course of everyday events, she describes a society where she can find no reflection of her own culture, a state of affairs which gives her an inferiority complex. A look at the reality behind the hype of multiculturalism.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 1996