The Bone People by Keri Hulme

The Blurb On The Back:

There is no blurb on the back.  Instead there are the following quotes:

Set on the harsh South Island beaches of New Zealand, bound in Maori myth and entwined with Christian symbols, Miss Hulme’s provocative novel summons power with words, as a conjurer’s spell.  She casts her magic on three fiercely unique character, but reminds us that we, like them, are “nothing more than people”, and that, in a sense, we are all cannibals, compelled to consume the gift of love with demands for perfection.”

New York Times Book Review

This novel from a New Zealand writer radiates vitality.  Seizing on material that might seem outlandish, she transforms it into a table that’s as persuasive as it’s haunting.  In this novel, New Zealand’s people, its heritage and landscape are conjured up with uncanny poetry and perceptiveness.

Sunday Times

Clearly it was written with passion and it has inspired passions … Rich, varied and flexible, the story becomes utterly compelling.

New Society

Keri Hulme is a poet.  The power and feeling for nature and the more mystical sides of a dwindling people, the Maoris, will make it a gem providing a whole new range of experience.

Daily Telegraph

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