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Dash in the blue Pacific

Author: Cole Alpaugh
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Coffeetown Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dash does not feel lucky. When his plane crashes in the South Pacific on a honeymoon flight to Sydney, Australia, he is already a broken man, having left his cheating fiancé at home in Vermont. Dash is the crash's only survivor, and the natives who find his battered body blame him for poisoning their fish with spilled jet fuel. Once he has sufficiently recovered, they plan to offer him as a human sacrifice to their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cole Alpaugh
ISBN: 9781603812528 1603812520
OCLC Number: 907237194
Description: 241 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Cole Alpaugh.

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Dash does not feel lucky. When his plane crashes in the South Pacific on a honeymoon flight to Sydney, Australia, he is already a broken man, having left his cheating fiancé at home in Vermont. Dash is the crash's only survivor, and the natives who find his battered body blame him for poisoning their fish with spilled jet fuel. Once he has sufficiently recovered, they plan to offer him as a human sacrifice to their Volcano God, who they believe downed his plane and cursed them with drought and hardship. While Dash awaits his fate, he abandons all hope of rescue. But his new life has its moments. He meets ten-year-old Tiki, daughter of the chief and an innocent who dreams of being "chosen" by the soldiers who occasionally visit their island. He also conjures up an imaginary friend, Weeleekonawahulahoopa -- Willy, for short. Willy is half-man, half-fish, a sometime god who resigned his lofty status after failing to save his people from drowning. As Dash comes to understand the natives who hold him captive and confront his own unhappy past, he suspects that he might not be so unlucky after all.

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Novels at Night Book Club Review

by SCLP_vangard (WorldCat user published 2015-04-21) Excellent Permalink

Feedback from our Novels at Night book club, Saturday 4/18/15 .

Dash in the Blue Pacific .

The novel opens aboard a boat crewed by Australian bad guys hunting young island girls in the remote South Pacific. One of our members...
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Would share with a friend

by MissMurph (WorldCat user published 2015-04-10) Excellent Permalink

Downstairs Book Club #182

 

Dash in the Blue Pacific

Language: Adult, vulgar language, implied rape, no gratuitous sex, moderate to extreme violence, R.

Plot: 9/10

Storyline: 9/10

Setting: Unique, with unique setting (tropical island, Vermont)

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Fantastic/unexpected

by ILL2Lady (WorldCat user published 2015-04-10) Excellent Permalink

A tragic-comedy that I could not put down. Dash is a bit of a sad jerk; a sucker for a pretty girl by the name of Sarah, who breaks his heart by cozying-up with the local drug dealer. Poor Dash tries forgetting by using the honeymoon plane ticket purchased by his slightly crazy mother - yet another...
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Spiritual. For April 17 Book Club Discussion

by CalDirector (WorldCat user published 2015-03-31) Excellent Permalink

This was a very thoughtful and often funny selection for our bimonthly book club.

 

To summarize: Dash is downtrodden. He goes on his honeymoon alone, but the flight crashes into the ocean and he is the sole surviving during an absolutely haunting chapter. The book becomes much...
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