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Paperback The Bone People
Publication year: 2001
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Edition: New ed.
Publisher: Picador, 2001
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0330485415 9780330485418
Originally published: Wellington, N.Z.: Spiral, 1984; London: Spiral, 1985
The Bone People is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life is the only way to face the world. Her cocoon is rudely blown away by the sudden arrival during a rainstorm of Simon, a mute six-year-old whose past seems to hold some terrible trauma. In his wake comes his foster-father Joe, a Maori factory worker with a nasty temper. The narrative unravels to reveal the truths that lie behind these three characters, and in so doing displays itself as a huge, ambitious work that tackles the clash between Maori and European characters in beautiful prose of a heartrending poignancy.
I am sorry to say that I could not read this book.