When John Frum Came - A Novel of South Pacific Cargo Cults
by Bill Schroeder
Pacific Islanders were plantation slaves to the Brits before WWII. Mythic John Frum urged natives to “go back to custom,” earning a price on his head. A Boston missionary and a cargo cult shaman awaiting ships full of food meet on Christ’s Despair Island and experience the culture clash with ironic humor and action adventures involving the Japanese, US Navy, and cannibal headhunters.