The Bone People: Winner of the Booker Prize (Paperback)
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The Bone People: Winner of the Booker Prize (Paperback)

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Published: 09/11/2001
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Winner of the Booker Prize in 1985

The Bone People is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life is the only way to face the world. Her cocoon is rudely blown away by the sudden arrival during a rainstorm of Simon, a mute six-year-old whose past seems to hold some terrible trauma. In his wake comes his foster-father Joe, a Maori factory worker with a nasty temper.

The narrative unravels to reveal the truths that lie behind these three characters, and in so doing displays itself as a huge, ambitious work that tackles the clash between Maori and European characters in beautiful prose of a heartrending poignancy.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330485418
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 35 mm


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'In this novel, New Zealand's people, its heritage and landscape are conjured up with uncanny poetry and perceptiveness' Sunday Times

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“Brilliant book!”

Read this book!! It is quite simply brilliant and once started I could not put it down. Evocative, haunting and beautiful writing about the intertwined lives of three people.

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“Surprising and utterly beautiful”

This is quite possibly my favourite book of all time. It is utterly captivating and beautifully written. Keri Hulme is a story-teller in the true sense of the word. Her evocative and perceptive style crosses cultures... More

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“This lyrical, mystical Booker Prize winner in 1985 just wasn’t for me (TW child abuse)”

Kerewin Holmes is a woman who lives by herself in a tower she had custom-built near a beach on New Zealand’s South Island. Self-sufficient thanks to a lottery win, she’s estranged from her family and apart from the... More

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