The Turtle-girl From East Pukapuka

The Turtle-girl From East Pukapuka

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"The island of East Pukapuka lies in the path of a tsunami that will kill everyone but Butter, a little girl more worried about the lives of the injured animals she cares for than her own. Butter is rescued by a Loggerhead sea turtle who carries her away on his back. As she and her exhausted savior begin to sink, the girl is plucked out of the sea by Jesus Dobby, the boozy owner of a salvage boat who is thrilled, at first, to have found a genuine "turtle-girl" hybrid. Downhill racer Dante Wheeler "dies" in a terrible skiing accident and revives in a twilight state, having lost all memories of his former life. When he heals enough to leave the rehab facility, Dante heads to Polynesia, where he has found a home in his dreams. There he encounters Ophelia, a beautiful blond policewoman who reluctantly agrees to transport him to East Pukapuka. Jope and Ratu, a pair of bumbling pirates, steal a vessel laden with cocaine. They are hotly pursued by the drug-runners' hit man Albino Paul, the descendent of cannibals, whose goal is to reclaim his heritage."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Coffeetown Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781603811163
Branch Call Number: F ALP NVD
Characteristics: 261 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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6ATE4are Aug 10, 2013

Despite the good reviews, I do not recommend this book. I am sure the author amused himself writing the collection of motley unrealistic characters most of whom have disgusting personal habits. I persevered to the end because of the reviews describing it as comedic but it wasn't funny or thought-provoking.

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