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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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Baton Rouge LA: Louisiana State Univ Press, 1985. 1st American edition. Hardback in aqua cloth boards, in glossy color-illus jacket.. Good w owner indscription, in Good clipped jacket.. Pegasus and Booker prizes for literature, about the Maori struggle in NZ. Solid tight HB copy w jacket.

6-1/4 x 9-1/4, 450 pp, glossary

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's Inventory #
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Title
The Bone People
Author
Hulme, Keri
Format/Binding
Hardback in aqua cloth boards, in glossy color-illus jacket.
Book Condition
Used - Good w owner indscription, in Good clipped jacket.
Quantity Available
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Edition
1st American edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0807112844
ISBN 13
9780807112847
Publisher
Louisiana State Univ Press
Place of Publication
Baton Rouge LA
Date Published
1985

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