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Book report #33: Keri Hulme, The Bone People

A heartbreaking work of staggering genius, and no, I mean that. It's a book about loss, perserverance, violence, loyalty, self-loathing, towers, art, and shipwrecks.*

Also, food. Lots and lots of food.

And New Zealand.

Oh, just go read it.

I think it gets a little tangled and somehow both a little random and a little pat at the end, but I will forgive it many many flaws for all it does right.

*I read this back in 1992 or so, originally. It's still good.
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