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Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

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Publisher Comments:

The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals recounts his latest hilarious misadventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of his unlikely idol, Robert Louis Stevenson.

Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a “funny, candid, and down-to-earth travel companion,” Troost's bestselling debut, The Sex Lives of Cannibals, is an enduring favorite about life in the South Seas.

Headhunters on My Doorstep chronicles Troost's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to life. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, Troost 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, Troost gradually awakens to the beauty of life and reconnects with his family and the world. Headhunters on My Doorstep is a funny yet poignant account of one mans journey to find himself that will captivate travel writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost his way.

Review:

“Troost's language rings true. The author candidly, humorously probes the nether regions of his addiction along with the temptations he encountered during his journey....Troost's sly wit permeates the narrative, propelling his saga out of the ranks of many recovery memoirs....A rambunctious, intimate trip well worth the armchair time.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

About the Author

J. Maarten Troost was a consultant for the World Bank and has lived in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Canada, Kiribati, Fiji, and Vanuatu, among other exotic locations before settling down near Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592407897
Subtitle:
A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
Author:
Troost, J. Maarten
Publisher:
Gotham
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130820
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.97 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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