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The Bone People

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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. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667
hayley

engaging, forceful and unusual

by hayley on Nov 25, 2012

i loved this book. ms. hulme put her heart and soul into this story. she takes a controversial subject (abuse) and turns it on its head. she shows you the positive side of relationships where you wouldn't think there would be any positives. the style is eclectic and intelligent, and includes ... More

NotTarzan

One of my favorites

by NotTarzan on Sep 1, 2009

One of my favorite books of all time. I reread it every few years. More

Bobbie

Move over James Joyce

by Bobbie on May 10, 2007

I read this book, which was written by a NZ Maori woman and has won numerous awards, while travelling the south island of New Zealand. It was a difficult but compelling read and gave me insignt into the character of the country and the Maori culture. The subject matter is painful, as the book deals ... More

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