Saturday, August 27, 2016


Euphoria is by Lily King. Loosely based on the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead. Nell Stone, her husband Schuyler Fenwick (Fen) and fellow anthropologist Andrew Bankson are studying various tribes along the Sepik River in pre-WWII New Guinea. Nell and Bankson find themselves drawn together by love, loneliness, and a desire for knowledge, while Fen is jealous of his wife's success and capable of anything to have some of that success for himself. This book is a fascinating look at tribal cultures and colonial attitudes towards them, as well as a very human examination of a love triangle doomed from the start, and the lengths to which greed and jealousy can drive a man.

Ratings: Adult - 7 out of 10 - AC (mature thematic content).

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