- Publisher: Back Porch Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0615431887
- ISBN-13: 978-0615431888
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,856,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tropical Depression Paperback – January 1, 2011
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As an insider's outsider, I found myself feeling many of the contradictory, paradoxical emotions that the novel's speaker feels--defensive, apologetic, embarrassed, disturbed, forgiving, amused, uplifted, and sublime all at the same time--about how horribly and beautifully insane, or how insanely horrible and beautiful, our islands are. The speaker, Nina, puts it best upon returning to New York City after a year in "Miramar", when Nina's friends (don't quite) want to know more about the island, to which Nina tells herself, "They do not want to hear confusing stories about parasailing accidents and the CIA's deep involvement with Russian refugees. I can't tell them about George and Brad, Robin and the judges and the secretaries and the CIA, Erika and Rory, unpaved roads, strip clubs, cockfights, karaoke with the mafia, parasailing ropes snapping, fecal lagoons, missing Max [her ex-lover] and bitter haoles and the cows at the court and how delicious mangoes are when you get them from the right store.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
kind of new what book would be about since I live on the island that the book is about. I probably found it more humorous than others.Published 2 months ago by Linda B.
Painfully bad. Was shocked to see any positive reviews. She basically whines her way through the book pining away for some loser ex-boyfriend. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bookfan
Like the protagonist, I am an American woman living and working on an island in the South Pacific. While this is a novel, she really captured the spirit of the joys and... Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Plate of shrimp
I loved this book!
First of all, I totally dug Arin Greenwood's writing style. It was truly like listening to the voice inside a woman's head. Read more
Hysterical. Scenes ring true emotionally, although most of us are neither as courageous or as funny as the author. I can't wait for her next book.Published on May 18, 2011 by J. Hill
I laughed out loud (embarrassing my family on the subway). I wept out loud (embarrassing myself.)
I love this book.