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The White Bone

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The White Bone

A tour de force of the imagination, The White Bone is a thrilling journey into the minds of African elephants as they struggle to survive in a land wracked by drought and slaughter. The story is told by a young cow named Mud, who at the novel’s opening has survived an attack on her family by ivory poachers. She finds herself at the center of a desperate quest for the White Bone: an object of mythic power that if found might lead the herd to safety and survival.

The White Bone
by Barbara Gowdy

  • Publication Date: June 3, 2000
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 0312264127
  • ISBN-13: 9780312264123