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The bone people : a novel

Author: Keri Hulme
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Kerewin, a part-Maori painter living in self-exile, is drawn out of her isolation by a mute boy who is cast up on a beach, the only survivor of a shipwreck.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Romans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hulme, Keri.
Bone people.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1985, ©1983
(OCoLC)1231591929
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keri Hulme
ISBN: 0807112844 9780807112847 9780143116455 0143116452 0140089225 9780140089226
OCLC Number: 12188626
Awards: Man Booker Prize, 1985.
Description: 450 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The end at the beginning --
I. Season of the day moon --
1. Portrait of a sandal --
2. Feelers --
3. Leaps in the dark --
II. The sea round --
4. A place to sleep by day --
5. Spring tide, neap tide, ebb tide, flood --
6. Ka Tata Te Po --
III. The lightning struck tower --
7. Mirrortalk --
8. Nightfall --
9. Candles in the wind --
IV. Feldapart Sinews, breaken bones --
10. The Kaumatua and the broken man --
11. The boy by his own --
12. The woman at the wellspring of death --
Epilogue --
Moonwater picking --
Translation of Maori words and phrases.
Responsibility: by Keri Hulme.

Abstract:

Kerewin, a part-Maori painter living in self-exile, is drawn out of her isolation by a mute boy who is cast up on a beach, the only survivor of a shipwreck.

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"An original, overwhelming, near-great work of literature." -The Washington Post "Unforgettably rich and pungent." -The New York Times Book Review

 
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