The absurdity of reality is lost on the large land masses, but here on the islands, it is writ large. An island offers a stage: everything that happens on it is practically forced to turn into a story, into a chamber piece in the middle of nowhere, into the stuff of literature. What is unique about these tales is that fact and fiction can no longer be separated: fact is fictionalized and fiction is turned into fact.
So writes Judith Schalansky in the introduction to her book "Atlas of Remote Islands - Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will" which won a prize in Germany as the most beautiful book of the year. It deserves to win several more.
The book does not mention Telekivava'u which ensures that you are the only guest when you book yourself into VILLA MAMANA on tropical Telekivava'u.