Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Penguin Group US
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1101621699
ISBN - 13: 9781101621691
From the Publisher
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.