The Happy Isles of Oceania

Paddling the Pacific

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The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
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  • 9780140159769
  • 9780241964217

Paul Theroux invites us to join him on one of his most exotic and tantalizing adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles.

Theroux is a mesmerizing narrator – brilliant, witty, keenly perceptive as he floats through Gauguin landscapes, sails in the wake of Captain Cook and recalls the bewitching tales of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson. Alone in his kayak, paddling to seldom visited shores, he glides through time and space, discovering a world of islands, their remarkable people, and in turn, happiness.

‘A sharp, fascinating and highly entertaining book … Theroux at his best’ Daily Telegraph.

  • Penguin Books Ltd; August 2012
  • ISBN 9780241964217
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  • Title: The Happy Isles of Oceania
  • Author: Paul Theroux
  • Imprint: Penguin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780140159769
  • 9780241964217