|12.06.2023||Kulturhuset i Bergen|
- Dato: 12.06.2023
- Sal: Kulturhuset i Bergen
- Scene: TBA
- Arrangementstart: 18:00
- Vergeordning: Ja
Kulturhuset i Bergen, Female Minority Voices presenterer:
The FMV Book Club June Meeting: The Bone People by Keri Hulme
About the book:
The powerful, visionary novel about the complicated relationships between three outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage.
In a tower on the New Zealand sea lives Kerewin Holmes: part Maori, part European, asexual and aromantic, an artist estranged from her art, a woman in exile from her family.
One night her solitude is disrupted by a visitor—a speechless, mercurial boy named Simon, who tries to steal from her and then repays her with his most precious possession.
As Kerewin succumbs to Simon’s feral charm, she also falls under the spell of his Maori foster father Joe, who rescued the boy from a shipwreck and now treats him with an unsettling mixture of tenderness and brutality.
Out of this unorthodox trinity Keri Hulme has created what is at once a mystery, a love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where indigenous and European New Zealand meet, clash, and sometimes merge.
Winner of both a Booker Prize and Pegasus Prize for Literature, The Bone People is a work of unfettered wordplay and mesmerizing emotional complexity.
OFFER: Our team member Rodolfo Baldinotti will be able to order the book for those of you who want to use this offer. He will give a list to the bookstore (Norli Strandgaten) and you will be contacted when the book is ready to be picked up (payment then and there).
Send an email with your full name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
And as always, if you don't get the chance to read the book, come anyway!
The book functions as a conversation starter, so just read up on the theme/topic of the book, and join us for a good conversation - and bring a friend!
See you there!
Join our book club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/382802586790525