J. Maarten Troost

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J. Maarten Troost

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J. Maarten Troost is the author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific. His essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, and the Prague Post. He spent two years in Kiribati in the equatorial Pacific and upon his return was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. After several years in Fiji, he recently relocated to the U.S. and now lives with his wife and son in California.


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The Sex Lives of Cannibals:...
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July 2013, J. Maarten Troost
"His Favorite Books About Treasure Hunting: Set sail for the South Seas in this Robert Louis Stevenson-inspired list from the travel writer of Headhunters on My Doorstep." ...More

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“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”
J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

“Like many air travelers, I am aware that airplanes fly aided by capricious fairies and invisible strings.”
J. Maarten Troost, The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

“Personally I regard idling as a virtue, but civilized society holds otherwise.”
J. Maarten Troost, The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

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