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The Bone People

By Hulme, Keri




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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Bone People, The

Hulme Keri

New Zealand: Spiral, 1983. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Soft Cover, 469 pp., First printing, authors name on cover high lit, sans serif characters in text unlike second printing. No corrections on back of contents page. Booker winner, Some yellowing to base of first title page and to one lower corner of next page and small amount on last page . Purple to covers is NOT faded and NOT creased as so many are. Very minor rubbing to front and a bit more to the rear. isbn 959759328

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Price: $1,750.00


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The Bone People - SIGNED + BAND

Hulme, Keri

Hodder and Stoughton, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing, published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1985. This is the second issue which is smaller in size to the first issue and has the flash on the wrapper stating, 'Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1985'. The book has been signed and inscribed by the author to the ffep (and located, stating Orario). The book is very good only and has wear to the boards and a small black dot to the base of the page edge – no other inscriptions. In a near fine clipped wrapper which is a little sunned on the spine. Complete with the Booker Shortlist band. Hulme's success with this title had a negative effect on her state of mind and she became reclusive. Signed copies of this title in any form are extremely rare and virtually unknown.

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Price: £ 1,250.00
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The Bone People [signed copy]

Hulme, Keri

London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First thus. Hardback. 0340370246 . Inscribed by the author (in Maori) on title page. Illustrated red + white d/jkt, uncliped; clean; minuscule creasing to top edge; "Shortlisted for The Booker Prize 1985" printed in top corner. Blk boards, clean and bright; binding tight; gilt titling bright. There is a faint pencil mark in the margin of the first page of the Preface to the First Edition. Part of the publishing info on the verso of the title page states "This edition first printed 1985", and "Printed and Bound in Great Britain...by Biddles Ltd". The Booker Prize winner for 1985 -- an extremely rare signed copy, in excellent condition. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 9"); 366 pages; Signed by Author .

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Price: £ 750.00
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The Bone People

HULME, Keri

(Wellington): Spiral, 1983. Fine. First edition, first issue. Wrappers as issued. Small owner name on the first page, rubbing to the edges of the front wrap, some creases on the rear wrap, a near very good copy of the very scarce true first edition, first published in New Zealand, and rarely found in fine condition. Booker Prize winner, the first from New Zealand.

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The Bone People - true first issue with rare wrap-around band

Hulme, Keri

Spiral Hodder Stoughton, 1985. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Spiral and Hodder and Stoughton in 1985. This is the true first UK edition in the true wide format and mentioning Singapore on the copyright page. A near fine book without inscriptions, in a near fine unclipped wrapper with a small crease to the front flap and four thin creases to the front panel. A little faded to the spine. With the rare wrap-around band stating the book to have been 'Shortlisted for the Booker McConnell Prize 1985'. Very rare with the wrap-around band.

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Price: £ 675.00
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Bone People, The

Hulme Keri

New Zealand: Spiral, 1983. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Soft Cover, 469 pp, First printing, authors name on cover highlit, sans serif characters in text unlike second printing. No corrections on back of contents page. Booker winner", isbn 959759328

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THE BONE PEOPLE

HULME KERI

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (Spiral In Association With Hodder and Stoughton 1985). First UK Edition in First Issue D/W. Pushing/bumping at the base of the spine (caused in all likelihood by the weight of the book) otherwise a near fine copy in like D/W with a touch of creasing at the head of the spine but with no fading. The D/W is NOT price-clipped. Complete with the scarce BOOKER Shortlist Promotional wrap-around band. The Band has at some stage in the life of this book been folded and laid inside the book as it has a couple of creases. The uncommon true first printing of the first UK first edition is identified by three first issue points: a) The book was printed in Singapore (noted on the copyright page); b) The book is slightly larger and heavier than the second printing; and c) the D/W makes no reference to the Booker Prize. A nice copy of the Winner of the Booker Prize. Rare with the wrap-around band.

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Price: £ 650.00
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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Wellington: Spiral, 1994. 1st edition / 1st printing. softback with stiff wrappers. Near Fine. octavo. 469pp., First issue of scarce first edition (no errata page)Minimal wear at edges o/w nice copy of a scarce item

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Bone People, The

Hulme Keri

New Zealand: Spiral, 1983. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 469 pages first state - author name highlit on front cover no corrections on rear of contents page. won Man Booker Prize in 1985 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clean pages - top edges a bit dust stained. Dustjacket has slight fading and corners of cover a bit bumped but very good compared to most with this fugitive purple ink. Some creases to rear cover ar corners.

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Price: $490.00


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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

Auckland, New Zealand: Spiral/Hodder and Stoughton, 1985. First Edition. . Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. Copyright date 1985, first edition, second issue. Signed by author. 450 pages. Volume, measuring approximately 5.75" x 9". is bound in black cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book and dust jacket are in very good plus condition. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover. Inscription on title page bears a Maori language greeting and reads "Kia ora! / na / Keri Hulme." (Be well! from Keri Hulme). This work won both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Pegasus Prize for Literature in 1985. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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The Bone People - the true first issue

Hulme, Keri

Hodder and Stoughton, 1985. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing of this Hodder edition from 1985 with no mention of the Booker Prize on cover, the book was printed and bound in Singapore and has all the first printing indicators. The book is good only with wear to the edges and light staining to the boards. One name to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper.

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Price: £ 275.00
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The Bone People

HULME Keri

Wellington: Spiral, 1983 first issue in first NZ edition, light handling wear with rubbed or creased edges, lacks blank front endpaper, crossed out name in pen to first (title) page, no errata page as called for, [x],469,[1]pp New Zealand native maori culture based novel. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

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Price: NZD $450.00
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Bone People

Keri Hulme

1985-07-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $271.00


Bone People, The

Hulme Keri

New Zealand: Spiral, 1983. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 469 pages second state - author name not highlit, corrections on rear of contents page. won Man Booker Prizxe in 1985 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 3 creases to front cover in corners - tiny corner of cover missing 5mm triangle. , 2 creases to rear. Nice unfaded covers.

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Bone People, The

Hulme Keri

New Zealand: Spiral, 1983. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 469 pages second state - author name not highlit, corrections on rear of contents page. won Man Booker Prizxe in 1985 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. isbn 959759328

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The Bone People - True first UK Edition

Hulme, Keri

Hodder and Stoughton with Spiral, 1985. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton and Spiral in 1985. A good book with wear and light stains to the boards. One name to the head of the front endpaper. In a very good clipped wrapper with fading to the spine. This is the first edition, first issue with Singapore mentioned on the copyright page.

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Price: £ 175.00
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The Bone People

HULME, KERI

Spiral 1983. First edition first issue, octavo, illus light card covers with black lettering to white spine, 469pp, VG+ (light creasing & rubbing to rear cover, light tanning to page edges)

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Price: NZD $325.00
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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

1986-02-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $217.37


The Bone People

Keri Hulme

1985-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Spiral. PAPERBACK. B000PRT78E Good Condition. **Has crinkling and staining** Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Spiral. PAPERBACK. B000PRT78E Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

Louisiana State University Press, 2005-03-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

1986-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Wellington: Spiral. Fair with no dust jacket. (1983). First Edition. Softcover. 0959759328 . Wrappers worn, creased and marked. 1" splits to joints at tail of spine. 3/4" split to paper at head of front spine joint. 3/8" x 1/4" chip to paper at head of spine. Adhesive tape stain to title page. Dog-eared. ; [10], 469 pages. Printed card wrappers. Page dimensions: 209mm x 140mm. This softcover edition, without the corrections on the reverse of the contents page, is the first printing of a novel which won the Booker Prize for 1985. This award was also the first time a New Zealand writer had won the Booker Prize.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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The Bone People.

Hulme, Keri

Wellington: Spiral, 1983. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 469 pages. First issue of the first edition. The first issue does not have the errata page. A well read copy. edges and covers rubbed, as is usually seen with this issue..

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

Wellington: Spiral, 1983. Soft cover. Very Good. n. Wellington: Spiral, 1983. Very Good. Wellington: Spiral, 1983. Very Good. 210 x 140mm. [10], 469 pages. Former owners name and address. Covers a bit rubbed and soiled, somewhat edge worn This softcover edition, without the corrections on the reverse of the contents page, is the first printing of a novel which won the Booker Prize for 1985.

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Price: NZD $175.00
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The Bone People: A Novel

Keri Hulme

1986-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People: A Novel (Penguin Ink) (The Penguin Ink Series)

Keri Hulme

2010-03-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People: A Novel

Keri Hulme

2005-02-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

2001-11-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Bone People

Keri Hulme

1993-11-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

2001-11-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

1986-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bone People

HULME, KERI

SPIRAL 1983. First edition, first issue (no errata page, white highlight on cover name), octavo, light card covers, viii + 469pp, VG

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Price: NZD $130.00
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The Bone People

HULME, KERI

Spiral 1983. True first edition first issue (no errata page, author's name highlighted on front cover), octavo, illus light card covers, iii + 469pp, G+ (heavy creasing to cover edges & corners, 15cm diagonal crease to rear cover, rubbing to spine, owner's name in ink to fep, foxing & slight soiling to page edges)

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Price: NZD $120.00
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The Bone People: A Novel Hulme, Keri

The Bone People: A Novel New

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The Bone People: A Novel (Penguin Ink)

Hulme, Keri

Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. 0143116452 New Condition. . New.

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The Bone People: A Novel

Hulme, Keri

LSU Press. Hardcover. 0807130729 New Condition. . New.

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Louisiana State University Press. Hardcover. 0807112844 New Condition. . New.

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Baton Rouge. 1985. Louisiana State University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN:0807112844. Winner Of Both Booker & Pegasus Prizes. 450 pages. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Integrating both Maori myth and New Zealand reality, The Bone People became the most successful novel in New Zealand publishing history when it appeared in 1984. Set on the South Island beaches of New Zealand, a harsh environment, the novel chronicles the complicated relationships between three emotional outcasts 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 widower Maori factory worker, Joe Gillayley, who is both tender and horribly brutal toward the boy. Through shifting points of view, the novel reveals each character's thoughts and feelings as they struggle with the desire to connect and the fear of attachment. Compared to the works of James Joyce in its use of indigenous language and portrayal of consciousness, The Bone People captures the soul of New Zealand as it continues to astonish and enrich readers around the world. Winner of the 1985 Booker Prize. inventory #280 ISBN: 0807112844.

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Bone People

Keri Hulme

Spiral Press and Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland London Sydney Toronto, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First UK Edition. This first UK edition/first printing is in very fine condition with a slight to front bottom tip in a fine price clipped dust jacket. This book is Keri Hulme's literary tour de force. This unusual, painfully felt novel focuses on a strange and uneasy triangle. Kerewin, a sometime artist living alone on the edge of the sea, finds her solitary, self sufficient life interrupted by the arrival of a silent urchin who communicates with her only by sign language, He is claimed eventually by his stepfather, whose relationship with the boy often erupts in violence, frustration and despair. The Bone People is an extraordinary, alive and intense book, which is widely acclaimed in the authors native New Zealand, which is one of my go to places in which I have numerous relatives. The book scrutinizes closely, in fresh and original language, the equivocal faces of love. Ms Hulme' manuscript for this novel was rejected by many major publishing houses. " Undoubtedly Ms. hulme can write. But no one can understand what she is writing about. Sound like J.K. Rawling and Harry Potter. It was picked up by a small publisher, Spiral and went on to Win the Booker Prize for literature 1985.

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

1985-04-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $60.79


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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Picador, 1986-03-14. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Bone People

Keri Hulme

Louisiana State Univ Press, Baton Rouge, 1985-10-01. 1st U.S. Ed. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Trafalgar Square, 1990-05-21. Hardcover. Like New. Trade Paperback. Fine. Clean, tight and unmarked.

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.: Louisiana State Univ Press, 1985. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 1985 Louisiana State Univ Press FIRST American Edition of Hulme's Booker Prize winning book. A terrific copy in NF/NF condition. The HB is very clean and unmarked with only a tad lean of the spine. The DJ is not price clipped with virtually no wear at all..

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Price: $50.00


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The Bone People: A Novel (Penguin Ink)

Hulme, Keri

Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. 0143116452 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Bone People: A Novel

Hulme, Keri

LSU Press. Hardcover. 0807130729 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

Louisiana State University Press. Hardcover. 0807112844 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Bone People

Hulme, Keri

London: Spiral Press, 1985 To view other titles by this author enter the keywords; XDCX, XJGX, Hulme. The book and the D/J are in excellent condition tight clean and square. An extraordinary novel blending reality with dreams, melding Maori and European, strange and hurtful pasts into strangely bright futures.

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Price: $49.75