THE HAPPY ISLES OF OCEANIA
Paddling the Pacific
Disarming observations about native cultures are made in between scenes of isolated atolls, dirty harbors, treacherous coastlines, and shark-filled waters. Theroux discusses world politics with the king of Tonga, encounters class consciousness in Honolulu, mingles with street gangs in Auckland, and lives in a bamboo hut on Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), where he investigates a cargo cult and rumors of cannibalism. Warning: a few pages concern prostitution in Honolulu.
This title is part of the series: AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA TRAVEL LIBRARY
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