The Folio Prize
THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION
Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world.
In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work studying South Pacific tribes, her intelligent and aggressive husband Fen, and Andrew Bankson, who stumbles into the lives of this strange couple and becomes totally enthralled. Within months the trio are producing their best ever work, but soon a firestorm of fierce love and jealousy begins to burn out of control, threatening their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives . . .
'Dazzling' Emma Donoghue, author of Room
This month’s book club pick is a novel inspired by the life of Margaret Mead, the anthropologist credited with kick-starting the sexual revolution and in turn, changed the social landscape.
We have spent many months swooning over the cover of Euphoria by Lily King. Initial moment of admiration over, we tried to guess what the picture was of: a parrot's feathers? an artist's paint tray? a painting?None of the above.
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