Dixieland Sushi by Cara Lockwood PDF

By Cara Lockwood

ISBN-10: 0743499425

ISBN-13: 9780743499422

Wax on.... Jen Nakamura Taylor inspiration she left at the back of her awkward earlier of transforming into up half-Japanese, half-white in a small Southern city while she moved north to provide a well-liked Chicago tv convey. but if she will get be aware that her Southern Belle cousin is marrying Kevin Peterson, the very boy Jen loved-with-a-capital-L for years, she realizes she cannot run from her previous perpetually. not just does the inside track conjure up sticky stories of transforming into up with a combined historical past within the South (soy sauce on bird fried steak, anyone?) yet now the very unmarried and extremely busy Jen has obtained to discover a date for the marriage -- a grand affair which could placed Scarlett O'Hara to disgrace. Wax off.... Riley -- Jen's lovely British pal from paintings -- turns out simply the price ticket; even his female friend thinks it is a sturdy inspiration. yet as Jen and Riley whistle on right down to Dixie, sparks begin to fly. upload to the fireplace the grown-up yet nonetheless fascinating Kevin Peterson, who seems to have a delicate spot for Jen, and, good, whoa. it will take every thing Jen has (and loads of support from the Karate Kid-wisdom of her popular culture hero Mr. Miyagi) to outlive the assembly of prior and current, and of North and much East and South...where Jen eventually learns to return to phrases along with her background, her love existence, and herself.

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And during important State of the Union speeches, would Barbie be barefootsince everybody knows none of her shoes ever stayed on? These were the questions we shouldve been asking about Barbie for President. I couldnt have cared less what color she was. Not Kimberly. In general, I think Kimberly (who is four years older than me) is angry because she had a relatively happy childhood in a town that was largely white. She realizes now the horrible injustice of this: she didnt find out until she left home that she was part of an oppressed minority and therefore not supposed to be happy.

She believes shes Snow White, but in reality shes far closer to Cruella De Vil. The earrings, I breathe, just as the spider monkey leaps to Michelles shoulder, grabbing one of the dangling mobiles of crystal jewelry and giving it a hard tug. Michelle lets out a high-pitched shriek, which causes the monkey to panic, drop the earring, and scream. In its haste to untangle itself, it only wraps its paws deeper into Michelles hair, probably because there is enough styling mousse in her curls to cement a half-block of new city sidewalk.

However, I have no such romantic story. If Id stayed in Dixieland, I wouldve had the kind of love story that restraining orders are made of. I wouldve probably ended up marrying a truck driver who couldnt be bothered wearing shirts with sleeves. When we made our debut on Cops , hed be wearing a white undershirt, a Wife Beaters Special, and Id be wearing a housecoat and smudged mascara, waving a broken bottle while screaming that my no-good husband stuffed our electric bill money into neon pink G-strings at the local strip club.

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