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THE BONE PEOPLE

THE BONE PEOPLE

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THE BONE PEOPLE

by Hulme, Keri

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ISBN 10
0807112844
ISBN 13
9780807112847
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986. Third printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 450 pages. In Good condition with a Good plus dust jacket. Spine is white with black print. Dust jacket has slight edge wear. Price unclipped: "$17.95". Boards in blue cloth. Light wear to spine caps and corners, slightly cocked spine. Text block has spotting to top edge, puckering to paper. 1371028. FP New Rockville Stock.

Synopsis

Keri Hulme is a New Zealand writer, best known for her Man Booker prize-wining novel, The Bone People. The story is set on the harsh South Island beaches of New Zealand and recounts the stories and lives of three disparate and emotionally damaged people of mixed European and Maori heritage. Kerewin Holmes is a painter and a loner, convinced that "to care for anything is to invite disaster." Her isolation is disrupted one day when a six-year-old mute boy, Simon, breaks into her house. The sole survivor of a mysterious shipwreck, Simon has been adopted by a widowed Maori factory worker, Joe Gillayley, who is both tender and monstrously brutal toward the child. The novel uses journal entries, poems, dreams and narration to tell this raw, complicated story and to reveal each character’s motivations and desire to connect. Through shifting points of view, Hulme weaves together an unparralled story of vitality and glaring isolation.

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Bookseller
Second Story Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1371028
Title
THE BONE PEOPLE
Author
Hulme, Keri
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used
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Edition
Third printing
ISBN 10
0807112844
ISBN 13
9780807112847
Publisher
Louisiana State University Press
Place of Publication
Baton Rouge
Date Published
1986

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