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The Resource Headhunters on my doorstep : a treasure island ghost story, J. Maarten Troost

Headhunters on my doorstep : a treasure island ghost story, J. Maarten Troost

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Headhunters on my doorstep : a treasure island ghost story
Title
Headhunters on my doorstep
Title remainder
a treasure island ghost story
Statement of responsibility
J. Maarten Troost
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals recounts his latest hilarious misadventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of his unlikely idol, Robert Louis Stevenson. Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a "funny, candid, and down-to-earth travel companion," Troost's bestselling debut, The Sex Lives of Cannibals, is an enduring favorite about life in the South Seas. Headhunters on My Doorstep chronicles Troost's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to life. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, Troost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another as he confronts his newfound sobriety. Somewhere en route from the shark-infested waters of Fakarava to the remote islands of Kiribati, Troost gradually awakens to the beauty of life and reconnects with his family and the world. Headhunters on My Doorstep is a funny yet poignant account of one man's journey to find himself that will captivate travel writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost his way. "--
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contains biographical information
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Troost, J. Maarten
Dewey number
919.504
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU23.5
LC item number
.T76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Troost, J. Maarten
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Oceania
Label
Headhunters on my doorstep : a treasure island ghost story, J. Maarten Troost
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn814455041
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781592407897
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013011908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)814455041
Label
Headhunters on my doorstep : a treasure island ghost story, J. Maarten Troost
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn814455041
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781592407897
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013011908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)814455041

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