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J. MAARTEN TROOST is the author of Getting Stoned with Savages and The Sex Lives of Cannibals. His essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, and the Prague Post. He spent two years in Kiribati in the Equatorial Pacific and upon his return was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. After several years in Fiji and Vanuatu, he recently relocated to the U.S. and now lives with his wife and two sons in California.

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from the introduction, in which troost proclaimed that "there [would] be no fucking sunsets" in his book, i knew i was hooked. an exceedingly well-written, insightful, and humorous account of what it means to be a laowai in a nation 1.5 billion strong.
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ISBN:
9780767922012
Author:
Troost, J Maarten
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Troost, J. Maarten
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.21 x .84 in .625 lb

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