Released on 11 September 2014.

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Euphoria

3.84 based on 44076 ratings & 5115 reviews on Goodreads.com

2015 Long-listed

The Folio Prize

Synopsis

THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
WINNER 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

In the media

Each page of the book permeates with a ripening sensuality, a blend of tropical heat, tension, and - crucially - the observation at close range of a culture where mutual sexual satisfaction is key . . . Kings's writing is soaring, rapturous. While it raises uncomfortable moral questions that recall Ann Patchett's Conradesque State of Wonder, it holds the fatalism of the tragic love story, of history closing in.
Independent
From Conrad to Kingsolver, the misdeeds of Westerners have inspired their own literary subgenre, and in King's insightful, romantic addition, the work of novelist and anthropologist find resonant parallel: In the beauty and cruelty of others, we discover our own
Vogue
King's novel turns an episode in the life of Margaret Mead into a taut tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace
New York Times