Euphoria

Published 16.00 / Now 7.98

A New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction, and A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ’30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is “dazzling … suspenseful … brilliant…an exhilarating novel.”– Boston Globe

Euphoria is a meticulously researched homage to Mead’s restless mind and a considered portrait of Western anthropology in its primitivist heyday. It’s also a taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace–a love triangle in extremis…The steam the book emits is as much intellectual as erotic…and King’s signal achievement may be to have created satisfying drama out of a quest for interpretive insight…King is brilliant on the moral contradictions that propelled anthropological encounters with remote tribes…In King’s exquisite book, desire–for knowledge, fame, another person–is only fleetingly rewarded.”–Emily Eakin, New York Times Book Review (cover review)