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Headhunters on my doorstep : a true treasure island ghost story

Author: J Maarten Troost
Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book chronicles the author's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to life. He is now married to his sweetheart and father of two young boys. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, he follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J Maarten Troost; Robert Louis Stevenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Maarten Troost
ISBN: 9781592407897 1592407897
OCLC Number: 814455041
Description: 262 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: J. Maarten Troost.
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This book chronicles the author's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to life. He is now married to his sweetheart and father of two young boys. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, he follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another as he confronts his newfound sobriety. Somewhere en route from the shark-infested waters of Fakarava to the remote islands of Kiribati, he gradually awakens to the beauty of life, managing an honest look at addiction and human nature, without self-pity and without ever losing his sense of humor. He is able to reconnect with his family and the world. This is a funny yet poignant account of one man's journey to find himself.

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