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When Patrick and Michael buy a rambling, dilapidated house on Vieques Island off Puerto Rico, they can hardly believe their luck—or how much work lies ahead of them.
Renovating their little corner of paradise proves to be a crash course in how Vieques works—and how it doesn’t. Very few projects go according to plan, and many veer alarmingly off course.
Along the way they learn a number of unforgettable lessons: concrete houses can have termites; five-foot iguanas aren’t necessarily more afraid of you than you are of them; emergency rooms don’t always stock medical supplies; and a property manager who paints your house orange instead of yellow may resign in a huff when you point out his little boo-boo.
The Coconut Chronicles is a lighthearted account of Patrick’s and Michael’s battle to create order out of chaos in the tropics.