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Shark God Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific

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ISBN-10: 006076516X

ISBN-13: 9780060765163

Edition: 2006

Authors: Charles Montgomery

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When Charles Montgomery was ten years old, he stumbled upon the memoirs of his great-grandfather, a seafaring missionary in the South Pacific. Poring over the faint text and faded pictures, he was entranced by the world of black magic and savagery the bishop described, and couldn't help but wonder what drove the Victorian to risk his life among people who had shot, drowned, or clubbed to death so many of his predecessors. Twenty years later and a century after that journey, Montgomery sets out for the reefs and atolls of Melanesia in search of the very spirits and myths the missionaries had sought to destroy. He retraces his ancestor's path through the far-flung islands, exploring the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Map of Central Melanesia
A Packet of Sand
The Business of Port Vila Is God
Tanna: A Conflagration of Belief
The Prophet Raises His Hands to the Sky
Ninety Hours on the MV Brisk
The Book of Espiritu Santo
The Word and Its Meaning
The Island of Magic and Fear
The Curse of Gaua
The Parishioners' Paradise
Death and Marriage on Mota
The Secret of West Vanua Lava
My First Tasiu
Guadalcanal, the Unhappy Isle
The Bishop of Malaita
A Short Walk in East Kwaio
Raiders of the Nono Lagoon
Under the Langa Langa Lagoon
The Brothers and Their Miracles
Nukapu and the Meaning of Stories
Epilogue
A Note on Language and Spelling
Acknowledgments
Selected Bibliography