With his usual ability to turn small details into entertaining anecdotes, Troost faces devious gold smugglers, starving sharks and the ghosts of old islanders. A bit more candid than in his previous South Pacific narratives (read: The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stone With Savages), the author returns to familiar settings in order to compare how they – and he – have changed over the decades.
Two winter coats, a pair of boots and a supply of softcover books won my bags an excess weight tag at the Air New Zealand check-in desk. Over-packing is my specialty; but, as […]
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In Burma, guilt used to taste a lot like fermented lemon moonshine. Quench, the local soft drink, came in dusty, recycled bottles; often, filling in space previously labeled for Star […]