Keri Hulme was a New Zealand author of mixed Māori and European ancestry. She is best known for her novel 'The Bone People', which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 1985. Hulme's writing often explores themes of isolation, postcolonial identity, and the cultural and emotional landscape of the Maori people. Her work is characterized by its lyrical style and incorporation of Maori myths and language.
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"The Bone People" is a complex, emotional novel that explores the lives of three characters - a reclusive artist, a young mute boy, and his adoptive father - in New Zealand. The narrative delves into themes such as Maori culture, love, violence, and isolation while showcasing the struggle of these individuals as they try to form a family unit despite their personal traumas and societal pressures. The book's unique blend of prose and poetry, along with its blend of English and Maori language, adds to its depth and richness.