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White Savages in the South Seas

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ISBN-10: 1859840043

ISBN-13: 9781859840047

Edition: 1995

Authors: Mel Kernahan

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This is a book about Polynesia after the cruise ship has left, the jet has flown off into the sunset, and the mai tai curtain has dropped on a dream that was more performance than reality. This first-hand narrative introduces the reader to the Cook Islands and an extraordinary array of their inhabitants: Susy No Pants who lives an uproarious life of pleasure, but never strays far from who she is or where she came from; a nuclear nomad from the Tuamotus who attempts suicide by ancient means in California's Balboa Fun Zone, home of the chocolate-dipped banana; and French bureaucrats who concoct an elaborate charade to create an uplifting image of the Foreign Legion in Papeete, Tahiti. The…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 10/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Mel Kernahan has written for Cosmopolitan, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Sacramento Bee as well as various Pacific Island publications. She was the first woman ever selected by the Cook Islands Government to serve as Overseas Public Information Officer, and has worked as a cultural consultant on Polynesia to the City of Los Angeles and UCLA.