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Publisher Comments:

"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts another island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, ticket agents that put him on hold for hours, mysteriously calculated currency exchanges, over-proofed rum, livestock, singing Rastafarians, garbage-bin sex, peanut-crazed children, Idi Amin, flesh-eating monkeys, dentists, cricket, steel drum bands, and the French. Fortunately, even when making fun of his West Indian hosts, the curmudgeonly author's essential good nature and devotion to his wife twinkle through, and in the end his stubborn geocentricity gives way to a heartfelt appreciation of his island hosts.

Book News Annotation:

With unbridled attitude and love for the Caribbean, Buslik (literature and creative writing, U. of Illinois at Chicago) offers a quirky perspective on the islands and cross-cultural relations between natives and tourists of various nationalities. Nine of the 17 stories (titles include "The Power of MasterCard" and "The Time I Accidentally Urinated on Idi Amin") appeared in literary magazines from 1999-2008. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts an island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, garbage-bin sex, steel drum bands, and the French.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932361582
Author:
Buslik, Gary
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Subject:
HUM015000
Subject:
Form - Anecdotes
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Caribbean Area Description and travel.
Subject:
Buslik, Gary - Travel - Caribbean Area
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.13 x 5 in 11 oz

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