The Bone People

The Bone People

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 553 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143116452
  • 9780143116455
  • 101,183

About Keri Hulme

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.
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Review quote

"This is not just a novel: it's a boggle-the-mind experience."
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16,891 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 42% (7,071)
4 33% (5,597)
3 17% (2,840)
2 5% (928)
1 3% (455)
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