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The Bone People

A Novel


Publisher: Pearson Education Limited


Language:English | Number of Pages: 450 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0140089225 | Isbn-13: 9780140089226 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , Library Binding

Category: Fiction & Literature

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Book Description
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 visitor--a 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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    Questo libro è così pieno di amore (non espresso), di odio (espresso e non), di ricerca di se stesso (e di altri), di vita (sprecata), di gioia (e malinconia), di .....
    Non c'è pagina che non mi tocchi nell'anima. Bellissimo.

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