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Brutal love, Rachael Imlay

The Bone People Keri Hulme Picador, $25.00, ISBN 9780330485418 The Bone People (originally published in 1984) is a beautiful, complex, and astounding novel of healing, loss, and love. Keri Hulme utilises an unusual style; switching between viewpoints, first and third…
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What it’s all about, Christina Thompson

Stonefish Keri Hulme Huia, $34.95, ISBN 1869690885 Keri Hulme’s new collection Stonefish is so unremarkable it sent me back to the bone people to see what all the fuss had been about. How could a Booker Prize-winner produce so slight…
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The discourse of security, Alistair Paterson

Red letter Janet Charman, Auckland University Press, $18.95 Strands Keri Hulme, Auckland University Press, $17.95 These two books, both from Auckland University Press and markedly different in their method and concerns, share a common factor in exemplifying the confidence writers…
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Be a festival, Keri Hulme

The Shark that Ate the Sun (Ko a Mago ne Kal a fa) John Puhiatau Pule, Penguin Books, $24.95 Can you adequately review a 294-page book – which is rich, allusive, poetic, partly epistolary, partly story‑chants from last century, partly…
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