Euphoria

3.84 based on 38863 ratings & 4696 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 11.09.2014
ISBN: 9781447286189
Number of pages: 0

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

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
Dramatic, insightful and absorbing . . . she captures the amber of one man's exquisite longing for a woman who changed the way we look at ourselves
Washington Post
Masterful . . . A great novelist is like an anthropologist, examining what humans do by habit and custom . . . This is a riveting and provocative novel, absolutely first-rate
Seattle Times