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Coconut Chaos

Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea ...

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Coconut Chaos by Diana Souhami
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This singular tale by Whitbread Prize-winning writer Diana Souhami (SELKIRK'S ISLAND) connects the famous mutiny on the Bounty in the Pacific Ocean in 1789 to the plight of the islanders of Pitcairn now. Its conceptual core is chaos theory: how a small chance thing, the taking of a coconut by Fletcher Christian from William Bligh's stores on the ship, had dramatic ramifications that continue today. The vivid narrative includes mutiny, travel, biography, incest, homosexuality, murder and rape, science and technology, fantasy and selective history. Sea voyages, most of them extraordinary, drive the narrative forward, the author's own journey to Pitcairn where Fletcher Christian hid to escape punishment; Bligh's navigation to Timor in violent weather, without maps, in a small boat, with scant supplies and starving men; the voyage to England with mutineers in chains and their shipwreck ...

Author Biography

Diana Souhami is the author of many widely acclaimed books, including SELKIRK'S ISLAND, which won the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award. She has also written plays for radio and television.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, maps
Imprint
Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Pages
272
Dimensions
129x197x20
ISBN-13
9780753823675
Product ID
1676322

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