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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu J. Maarten Troost 0767921992 9780767921992 WithThe Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around.G
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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu by J. Maarten Troost

WithThe Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around.Getting Stoned with Savagesagain 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 jobone that might possibly lead to a careerhe knew it was time for him and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown. Getting Stoned with Savagestells the hilarious story of Troosts time on Vanuatua 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 livingin complete contrast to his dad.

Author: J. Maarten Troost

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 239

Publisher: Broadway Books

Publication Date: 2006-06-13

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ISBN: 0767921992


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