Memoir-couple move to isolated tropical island atoll

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Memoir-couple move to isolated tropical island atoll

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May 8, 2012, 2:12pm

A young couple decide they want to live on a tropical island
Start looking for government jobs
One of them gets hired on a VERY remote, isolated island (can't remember name)
They move there, live for 1-2 years
Deal with water shortage, water pollution, tropical storms, poor housing, local wild dogs, etc
Mostly humorous, non-fiction

Funny scene when they first arrive involves the guy going for a swim in the ocean, loving the pristine beauty, only to realize that the locals are using the beach as their communal toilet - and he's swimming in it

Please help, thanks!

May 8, 2012, 3:05pm

May 8, 2012, 10:07pm

Yes, that must be ‘The Sex Lives of Cannibals’ or ‘Getting Stoned with Savages’ by J. Maaren Troost.

May 9, 2012, 7:58am

Definitely "The Sex Lives of Cannibals," for I remember much of it and everything mentioned by tesslfl

May 9, 2012, 10:52am

YES! Thank you!