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Author Rudiak-Gould, Peter.

Title Surviving paradise : one year on a disappearing island / by Peter Rudiak-Gould.

Publication Info. New York : Union Square Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  996.83 RUDIAK-GOULD    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  996.83 RUD    Check Shelf
Description 244 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Just one month after his 21st birthday, Peter Rudiak-Gould moved to Ujae, a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands located 70 miles from the nearest telephone, car, store, or tourist, and 2,000 miles from the closest continent. He spent the next year there, living among its 450 inhabitants and teaching English to its schoolchildren.
Contents Moon landing -- A beautiful prison -- The Marshall Islands on one dollar a day -- A tropical paradox -- Learning to speak again -- Underwater coralhead cinderblock soccer wrestling -- No student left behind -- The scent of new things -- Gone sailing -- It takes a village to break a spirit -- A vacation from paradise -- Confessions of a spearfisherman -- From island to mainland -- On the waterfront -- Liberation days -- Getting past customs -- To bring to an end -- Another shore -- Fallen palms.
Subject Ujelang Atoll (Marshall Islands) -- Description and travel.
Rudiak-Gould, Peter -- Travel -- Marshall Islands -- Ujelang Atoll.
ISBN 9781402766640 hardback
1402766645 hardback
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