Headhunters on My Doorstep
A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
By J. Maarten Troost
(Gotham Books, Paperback, 9781592408733, 262pp.)
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. "Headhunters on My Doorstep" chronicles Troost's return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism left him numb to life. Deciding to retrace the path once traveled by the author of "Treasure Island," Troost follows Robert Louis Stevenson to the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Kiribati, and Samoa, tumbling from one comic misadventure to another. "Headhunters on My Doorstep" is a funny yet poignant account of one man's journey to find himself that will captivate travel writing aficionados, Robert Louis Stevenson fans, and anyone who has ever lost his way.