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

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

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Headhunters on my doorstep : a true treasure island ghost story
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Headhunters on my doorstep
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a true treasure island ghost story
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J. Maarten Troost
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eng
Summary
This book chronicles the author's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism and time in rehab left him numb to life. He is now married to his sweetheart and father of two young boys. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of Treasure Island, he 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, he gradually awakens to the beauty of life, managing an honest look at addiction and human nature, without self-pity and without ever losing his sense of humor. He is able to reconnect with his family and the world. This is a funny yet poignant account of one man's journey to find himself
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Title
Headhunters on my doorstep
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If it seems that travel writers lead charmed lives, author J. Maarten Troost reveals the truth -- everybody "has problems," and his was alcoholism. After a stint in rehab, the amiable, witty Troost meanders across the South Pacific in the footsteps of his newfound literary idol, Robert Louis Stevenson. This witty, informative, and self-reflective travelogue brings to life Troost's vibrant encounters with locals and other travelers -- and his efforts to pursue sobriety -- in the exotic locales of the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Kiribati, and Samoa. - Description by Dawn Towery
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contains biographical information
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10192876
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BT
Dewey number
919.504
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no index present
LC call number
DU23.5
LC item number
.T76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a true Treasure Island ghost story
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a true Treasure Island ghost story
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J. Maarten Troost
Headhunters on my doorstep : a true treasure island ghost story, J. Maarten Troost

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