The Bone People (Paperback)

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By Keri Hulme, Pepa Heller (Illustrator)
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No synopsis captures the potential for this book to haunt you. This being said, the story follows a woman living a secluded life in a tower on the coast of New Zealand. She is torn from her isolation by a single father and his mute son.

— Chris


At once a mystery, a love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where Maori and European New Zealand meet, Booker Prize-winning novel The Bone People is a powerful and unsettling tale saturated with violence and Maori spirituality.

About the Author

Keri Hulme, a Maori, grew up in Christchurch and Moeraki, New Zealand. She writes, paints, and whitebaits in Okarito, Westland. Hulme has written poems and short stories; The Bone People, originally published by Spiral, a New Zealand feminist collective, is her first novel. She has also written Te Zaihau: The Windeater.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143116455
ISBN-10: 0143116452
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 29th, 2010
Pages: 553
Language: English
Series: Penguin Ink

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