Stonefish

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Stonefish Stonefish is a collection of short stories and poems by the only New Zealand writer to win the Pegasus Prize for M ori Literature and the Booker Prize The scallops arranged in the spider lambis were s

  • Title: Stonefish
  • Author: Keri Hulme
  • ISBN: 9781869690885
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stonefish is a collection of short stories and poems by the only New Zealand writer to win the Pegasus Prize for M ori Literature and the Booker Prize The scallops arranged in the spider lambis were succulently decadent A bottle of rare wine had been reduced to its essence and sprinkled over the raw bodies, and rough salt, and finely chopped redware The flush of theStonefish is a collection of short stories and poems by the only New Zealand writer to win the Pegasus Prize for M ori Literature and the Booker Prize The scallops arranged in the spider lambis were succulently decadent A bottle of rare wine had been reduced to its essence and sprinkled over the raw bodies, and rough salt, and finely chopped redware The flush of the shell echoed visually the wine and the seaweed, and although there were but five scallops, they were truly sweet meat The slices of mild green pepper were almost transparent, and they tangled artfully with shreds of young daikon, and pressure steamed fragments of ti Hot and crisp and oily melting, a challenging blend And the tea, as always, was Black Dragon tea, a hint of smoky coolness in the steam, and a consummation in the mouth People died just to get it to these islands she had learned She could think of many worse reasons to die.

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    1. Ilana on said:

      Surreal and very poetic. I felt like I was completing a puzzle with every story, but it was well worth the work.

    2. Elizabeth on said:

      If I had to choose one set of words to describe this book, it would be, "neo-literary." This is not an easy read , and the faint of heart or casual reader should not pick up this book. If the constant use of Maori words does not get you, (she does have a useful glossary in the back), then be prepared for Hulme's esoteric style of leaving things half-said, using dashes, inserting poetry, and only sketching the scene. Reading Hulme is like looking at a Franz Kline painting.This is the most difficu [...]

    3. Octavia Cade on said:

      Surreal, fractured, often fantastic and set like stones into their environment, this collection of shorts (plus the odd poem) is like a collection of little puzzles. It's certainly interesting to read - rising to fascinating in some cases.Though as with any short story collection, some of the included tales are better than others. My particular favourites were the truly excellent "Floating Words" and "The Eyes of the Moonfish".

    4. Ingo on said:

      Wonderful collection of short stories with magic elements from the New Zealand Maori culture.

    5. Kendy on said:

      Interesting.I didn't expect to actually like short stories, at least I like Hulmes a lot.

    6. Michelle Boyer on said:

      Stonefish has often been called an example of "exploratory writing," and in many ways there is truth to this. Many of the short stories explore various states of dream, which is quite different than what most of us consider "typical" writing. However, I am quick to point out that many of these experiments are full of Maori tradition, culture, oral stories, etc that make them worthy of reading a few times as you try to find the point of each. The title itself is rather telling. The stonefish (syn [...]

    7. Keri Te Amo on said:

      I love her writing style. I like magical realism and I like words. I think she’s good with both.

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