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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

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With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job—one that might possibly lead to a career—he knew it was time for him and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown.

Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu—a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to “eat the man.” Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living—in complete contrast to his dad.

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In the sequel to The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the author returns to the South Pacific, heading to Vanuatu and Fiji, where he and his wife cope with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders, and new parenthood. Original. 75,000 first printing.

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J. MAARTEN TROOST recently returned from his years in Vanuatu and Fiji. He, his wife, and their two children live in Sacramento, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767924931
Subtitle:
A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Troost, J. Maarten
Author:
J. Maarten Troost
Subject:
Travel-Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Australia & Oceania - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Fiji Description and travel.
Subject:
Vanuatu Social life and customs.
Subject:
Audio Books-Outdoors
Subject:
Education-Teaching Drama
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Oceania
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060613
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
239

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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
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Product details 239 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767924931 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the sequel to The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the author returns to the South Pacific, heading to Vanuatu and Fiji, where he and his wife cope with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders, and new parenthood. Original. 75,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , J. MAARTEN TROOST recently returned from his years in Vanuatu and Fiji. He, his wife, and their two children live in Sacramento, California.
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