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Serpent in Paradise

by Birkett, Dea A

  • ISBN: 9780385488716
  • ISBN10: 0385488718

Serpent in Paradise

by Birkett, Dea A

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday
  • Publish date: 08/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780385488716
  • ISBN10: 0385488718
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Description: The startling story of one woman's travels to Pitcairn Island, home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. "Birkett's wryly, sometimes wickedly observant commentary drives this entertaining account....A rare and instructive work". -- Kirkus Reviews

Lost in the surf of the South Pacific lies a speck of volcanic rock. Home to thirty-eight islanders -- descendants of the Bounty mutineers -- Pitcairn has no cars, no crime, no doctor, and no regular contact with the outside world. For two centuries, "Fletcher Christian's children", whose culture and language are a bizarre blend of Polynesian and eighteenth-century English, have lived out a unique social experiment.

Acclaimed British travel writer and journalist Dea Birkett, obsessed like many with the island's image as a secluded Eden and its connection to the mysterious and intriguing Bounty legend, traveled across the Pacific on a cargo ship and became one of the very few outsiders permitted to land on Pitcairn. Although the islanders initially seemed welcoming, they soon wove her into a web of decades-old disputes and thwarted desires.

The story of one woman's pursuit of an elusive dream, Serpent in Paradise is a compelling, sharply observed account of the darker side of Utopia.

"A memorable novelistic portrait of ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances". -- Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity

"Reads with the momentum of a narrative proceeding at an increasing pace towards inevitable disaster. It mixes acute anthropology with historical exegesis and personal confession...Reading it is an uneasy experience". -- The Independent (London)

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