The Shark God: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific

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When Charles Montgomery was ten years old, he stumbled upon the memoirs of his great-grandfather, a seafaring missionary in the South Pacific. Twenty years later and a century after that journey, entranced by the world of black magic and savagery the bishop described, Montgomery set out for Melanesia in search of the very spirits and myths his great-grandfather had sought to destroy. In "The Shark God," he retraces his ancestor s path through the far-flung islands, exploring the bond between faith and magic, the eerie ...

The Shark God: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226534862

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The Shark God: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in the South Pacific 2006, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060765163

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