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The Resource The bone people, Keri Hulme

The bone people, Keri Hulme

Label
The bone people
Title
The bone people
Statement of responsibility
Keri Hulme
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This unusual novel, set in New Zealand, concentrates on three people: Kerewin Holmes, a part-Maori painter who has chosen to isolate herself in a tower she built from lottery winnings; Simon, a troubled and mysterious little boy; and Joe Gillayley, the Maori factory worker who is Simon's foster father. Elements of Maori myth and culture are woven into the novel's exploration of the passions and needs that bind these three people together, for good or ill. It's not easy reading, but the story is compelling despite its stylistic eccentricities and great length. The novel is the winner of the Pegasus Prize
Member of
Summary
A novel of the charged relationships between European and Polynesian descendents in New Zealand explores the fluctuating bonds connecting three South Sea natives as they struggle to endure
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New Zealand Book Award for Fiction, 1984.
  • Booker Prize, 1985.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035364
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulme, Keri
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Penguin ink series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Commitment (Psychology)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Social isolation
  • Women painters
  • Mute persons
  • New Zealand
  • Shipwrecks
  • Widowers
  • Commitment (Psychology)
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Mute persons
  • Racially mixed people
  • Shipwrecks
  • Social isolation
  • Widowers
  • Women painters
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
The bone people, Keri Hulme
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn457151456
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 553 pages
Isbn
9780143116455
Lccn
2010525613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)457151456
Label
The bone people, Keri Hulme
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn457151456
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 553 pages
Isbn
9780143116455
Lccn
2010525613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)457151456

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