LM141 Bookers: The Bone People by Keri Hulme

  • 14 Mar 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Le Marias
  • 5


  • Course attendee

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“The Bone People" by Keri Hulme is a literary masterpiece that immerses readers in a haunting and emotionally charged narrative. Set against the backdrop of the rugged New Zealand coast, Hulme weaves a complex tapestry of three lives entwined by fate, trauma, and the search for identity.

The novel introduces us to Kerewin Holmes, a reclusive artist with a mysterious past, and Simon and Joe, a young boy and a mute man, both scarred by their own painful histories. The unconventional and deeply interconnected relationships between these characters form the heart of the story, creating a dynamic that is both challenging and profoundly moving.

Hulme's prose is rich and lyrical, capturing the essence of the Maori culture and the harsh beauty of the natural surroundings.

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