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The Bone People

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The Bone People

by Hulme, Keri

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0807112844
ISBN 13
9780807112847
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Louisiana State University Press, 1986. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Good/Fine. Larger, sturdy book, quality blue cloth, spine lightly slanted, very bright gilt lettering on spine, 450 pages. Very light brown spotting to pages' top edge. DJ glossy and colorfully designed in purple, white and blue front, an illustration of people in orange, black and purple at center, praise on back. DJ has light crease with a micro-nick at top back left. Near Very Fine DJ/Near Very Good.

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
Callaghan Books South US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
063425
Title
The Bone People
Author
Hulme, Keri
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
3rd Printing
ISBN 10
0807112844
ISBN 13
9780807112847
Publisher
Louisiana State University Press
Place of Publication
Baton Rouge
Date Published
1986
Pages
450
Keywords
New Zealand Fiction Maori Nation

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