1930's, anthropologists, love triangles, man-woman relationships, married people, New Guinea, primitive tribes
I can’t wait to post this book on the blog and share it with everyone who is looking for a gripping page turner! My only complaint is that it ended too soon…only 261 pages.
Masterful…Euphoria begins so deep in the action that the reader is captured on Page 1… a thrilling and beautifully composed novel…A great novelist is like an anthropologist, examining what humans do by habit and custom. King excels in creating vignettes from Nell’s fieldwork as well as from the bitter conversation of the three love-torn collaborators, making the familiar strange and the strange acceptable. This is a riveting and provocative novel, absolutely first-rate.”—Seattle Times
“Atmospheric and sensual, with startling images throughout, Euphoria is an intellectually stimulating tour de force.”—NPR.com
“Set between the First and Second World Wars, the story is loosely based on events in the life of Margaret Mead. There are fascinating looks into other cultures and how they are studied, and the sacrifices and dangers that go along with it. This is a powerful story, at once gritty, sensuous, and captivating.”—Booklist
“Atmospheric…A small gem, disturbing and haunting.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction