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The Resource The Sex Lives of Cannibals

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals
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The Sex Lives of Cannibals
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The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati--possibly The Worst Place on Earth.At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost--who 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 jobs--decided 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 fish--all 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 who's 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 years--one 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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Troost, J. Maarten
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
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The Sex Lives of Cannibals
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:93f929b7-bc58-4b66-98d4-32c0163994ce
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767918954
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optical disk
Label
The Sex Lives of Cannibals
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:93f929b7-bc58-4b66-98d4-32c0163994ce
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767918954
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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