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The Resource Getting Stoned with Savages

Getting Stoned with Savages

Label
Getting Stoned with Savages
Title
Getting Stoned with Savages
Statement of responsibility
J. Maarten Troost
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Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the laugh-out-loud true story of his years on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, among cannibals, volcanoes . . . and the world's best narcotics.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 he 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
Summary
Describes travel experiences in Vanuatu and Fiji, which include coping with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--and observing the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders and their attitudes toward new parenthood
Biography type
contains biographical information
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190001
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
919.59504
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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a trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
Label
Getting Stoned with Savages
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OVERDRIVE:16505353-591a-4af1-9b4e-abf01985405a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780767924931
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optical disk
Label
Getting Stoned with Savages
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:16505353-591a-4af1-9b4e-abf01985405a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780767924931
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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