Coconut Chaos: Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea ... Diana Souhami

ISBN: 9780297847878

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272 pages


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Coconut Chaos: Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea ...  by  Diana Souhami

Coconut Chaos: Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea ... by Diana Souhami
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A personal voyage to obscure Pitcairn Island, with profound modern echoes of the Bounty mutineers who settled there, this story moves from a simple, random event to its complex connections. Its conceptual core is how a small, chance thing—the takingMoreA personal voyage to obscure Pitcairn Island, with profound modern echoes of the Bounty mutineers who settled there, this story moves from a simple, random event to its complex connections.

Its conceptual core is how a small, chance thing—the taking of a coconut by Fletcher Christian from William Blighs stores on the ship—had dramatic ramifications that continue today. The analogy is with chaos theory in science: how a small variation in conditions can result in dynamic transformations elsewhere. The vivid narrative includes mutiny, travel, biography, incest, murder and rape, science and technology, fantasy, and selective history.

Sea voyages, most of them extraordinary, drive the narrative forward, the authors own journey to Pitcairn where Fletcher Christian hid to escape punishment- Blighs navigation to Timor in violent weather, without maps, in a small boat, with scant supplies and starving men- and the voyage to England with mutineers in chains and their shipwreck. Never a one thing after another story, this tale is a metaphorical voyage that leads to the chaos of Pitcairns unlawfulness today.



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