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The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia (A Kolowalu Book)

Kluge, P.F.

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ISBN 10: 0394581784 / ISBN 13: 9780394581781
Published by Random House, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover with dust jacket. Stated First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Inscribed by the author, P. F. Kluge and dated April 16, 1991; no other markings. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Bookseller Inventory # 070820179

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Title: The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia ...

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Provides a look at how American culture has despoiled the tropical island of Micronesia, exploring the impact of American presence beginning twenty-five years ago when the Peace Corps arrived there

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In this account of novelist Kluge's return to Micronesia where he once served as a Peace Corps volunteer, he examines how the American presence has ruined an island paradise. Drawn back by the death (an apparent suicide) of Lazarus Salii, the president of the tiny Republic of Belau, for whom he had once written speeches, Kluge finds in Salii's demise an allegory of all the evils that have befallen Micronesia in the past two decades. Unfortunately, Kluge focuses entirely on the island elite. As a result, his conclusions are skewed because he fails to reflect everyday life in present-day Micronesia. His vivid, moving prose notwithstanding, he does not do justice to his subject. For travel and international affairs collections.
- Glenn Peterson, Baruch Coll . , CUNY
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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