Book :: The Bone People

The Bone People
By: Keri Hulme
Pages: 450
Published: 1984
Genre(s): Magical Realism
Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Award(s): Man Booker Prize (1985)
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Set in the harsh environment of the South Island beaches of New Zealand, this masterful story brings together three singular people in a trinity that reflects their country's varied heritage. Winner of the 1985 Booker-McConnell prize for fiction.

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I loved this...but I had to get through the first 2/3s of the book to enjoy it.

Feb 19th, 2018

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Jun 9th, 2015

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