The Bone People: A Novel

By | June 26, 2017
The Bone People: A Novel Author Keri Hulme
ISBN-10 0140089225
ISBN-13 9780140089226
Year 1986-10-07
Pages 450
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes part Maori part European an artist estranged from her art a woman in exile from her family One night her solitude is disrupted by a visitora speechless mercurial boy named Simon who tries to steal from her and then repays her with his most precious possession As Kerewin succumbs to Simon s feral charm she also falls under the spell of his Maori foster father Joe who rescued the boy from a shipwreck and now treats him with an unsettling mixture of tenderness and brutality Out of this unorthodox trinity Keri Hulme has created what is at once a mystery a love story and an ambitious exploration of the zone where Maori and European New Zealand meet clash and sometimes merge Winner of both a Booker Prize and Pegasus Prize for Literature The Bone People is a work of unfettered wordplay and mesmerizing emotional complexity

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