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Getting Stoned with Savages

A Trip Through The Islands Of Fiji And Vanuatu

By J. Maarten Troost

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Troost, J. Maarten
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.
Title: Getting stoned with savages : a trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu / J. Maarten Troost.
Publisher Date: New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
Subject: Troost, J. Maarten -- Travel -- Fiji. Troost, J. Maarten -- Travel -- Vanuatu. Fiji -- Description and travel Vanuatu -- Description and travel Fiji -- Social life and customs. Vanuatu -- Social life and customs.
Isbn: 0767921992 9780767921992
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Call Number: 919.595 Tro
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Format: Book
Author: Troost, J. Maarten
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.
Title: Getting stoned with savages : a trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu / J. Maarten Troost.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
Description: xiv, 239 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Troost, J. Maarten -- Travel -- Fiji.
Subjects: Troost, J. Maarten -- Travel -- Vanuatu.
Subjects: Fiji -- Description and travel
Subjects: Vanuatu -- Description and travel
Subjects: Fiji -- Social life and customs.
Subjects: Vanuatu -- Social life and customs.
LCCN: 2006042612
ISBN: 0767921992
ISBN: 9780767921992
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 919.595 Tro