The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

By | June 23, 2017
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific Author J. Maarten Troost
ISBN-10 9780767915304
ISBN-13 9780767915304
Year 2004-06-08
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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At the age of twenty six Maarten Troostwho had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobsdecided to pack up his flip flops and move to Tarawa a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati He was restless and lacked direction and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic He should have known better The Sex Lives of Cannibals tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of Falling into one amusing misadventure after another Troost struggles through relentless stifling heat a variety of deadly bacteria polluted seas toxic fishall in a country where the only music to be heard for miles around is La Macarena He and his stalwart girlfriend Sylvia spend the next two years battling incompetent government officials alarmingly large critters erratic electricity and a paucity of food options including the Great Beer Crisis and contending with a bizarre cast of local characters including Half Dead Fred and the self proclaimed Poet Laureate of Tarawa a British drunkard whos never written a poem in his life With The Sex Lives of Cannibals Maarten Troost has delivered one of the most original rip roaringly funny travelogues in yearsone that will leave you thankful for staples of American civilization such as coffee regular showers and tabloid news and that will provide the ultimate vicarious adventure

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