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The Bone People (Lousiana University Press 1st. Ed.) by  Keri Hulme - First American Edition - 1985 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: 495HulmeBonePeople)

The Bone People (Lousiana University Press 1st. Ed.)

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The Bone People (Lousiana University Press 1st. Ed.)

by Hulme, Keri

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0807130729
ISBN 13
9780807130728
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Hulme, Keri: The Bone People. Louisiana State University Press, A tale of New Zealand. Stated United States First Edition, 1985. WINNER OF THE PEGASUS PRIZE FOR LITERATURE AND THE BOOKER PRIZE. Used. Very Good/Very Good unclipped original dust jacket. Summary: "The Bone People, published in 1984, is an unusual story of love. It is unusual in the telling, the subject matter, and the form of love that the story depicts. This is in no way a romance; it is filled with violence, fear, and twisted emotions. At the story's core, however, are three people who struggle very hard to figure out what love is and how to find it. Hulme won New Zealand's Pegasus Prize for Literature (1984) for The Bone People. Then the book went on to win the prestigious Booker Prize (1985), a coveted literary award. attempts to answer questions about how one heals deep-seated, emotional pain, how one becomes true to oneself, and how one finds love." Ships from United States,


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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
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
495HulmeBonePeople
Title
The Bone People (Lousiana University Press 1st. Ed.)
Author
Hulme, Keri
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0807130729
ISBN 13
9780807130728
Publisher
Louisiana State University Press
Place of Publication
Baton Rouge & London
Date published
1985
Keywords
Pegasus Prize, Booker Prize, 20th Century Literature, New Zealand, Maori, Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Novel, Novel, Love, Emotion,
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; History; Literature; Archaeology;
Size
6 1/4 X 9 3/8

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