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The sex lives of cannibals : adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

Author: J Maarten Troost
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At the age of 26, Maarten Troost, after racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs, decided to move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the Earth was irresistibly romantic. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Troost, J. Maarten.
Sex lives of cannibals.
New York : Broadway Books, 2004
(OCoLC)647108510
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Maarten Troost
ISBN: 0767915305 9780767915304
OCLC Number: 54103720
Description: xiii, 272, [1] pages ; 21 cm
Contents: This book recounts the experiences of the author while he lived in Kiribati. The author Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish all in a country where the only music to be heard for miles around is "La Macarena." He and his stalwart girlfriend, Sylvia, spend the next two years battling incompetent government officals, alarmingly large critters, erratic electricity, and a paucity of food option; and contending with a bizarre cast of local characters including "Half-Dead Fred" and the self-proclamed Poet Laureate of Tarawa (a British drunkard who's never written a poem in his life). The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati which is possibly the worst place on Earth.
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At the age of 26, Maarten Troost, after racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs, decided to move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the Earth was irresistibly romantic. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish, and worst of all, no television or coffee. He contends with a cast of bizarre local characters and eventually settles into the ebb and flow of island life, just before his return to the culture shock of civilization.--From publisher description.

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