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Euphoria

A Novel

By Lily King

“It’s that moment about two months in, when you think you’ve finally got a handle on the place. Everything clicks and it all feels within your grasp…at that moment the place feels entirely yours. It’s the briefest, purest euphoria.”

From the critically-acclaimed author of Father of the Rain comes a breathtaking novel about three gifted and groundbreaking anthropologists of the ‘30s bound together by an all-consuming passion.

For years, English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field studying the Kiona tribe of Papua New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brother’s public suicide, and increasingly infuriated with and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of killing himself when a chance meeting with colleagues, the controversial and consummate Nell Stone and her wry Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just finished their studies of the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s ill health, the couple is ravenous for another new discovery. Together with Bankson they set out to uncover the Tam, a local tribe with an almost mythic existence. As the trio settle with the tribe in their paradisiacal surroundings, inspiration flows and mutual affections swell. In the midst of this new, unchartered territory, Nell, Bankson, and Fen must learn not only to adapt to their invigorating present, but to also confront their complicated and haunted pasts.

Set between two World Wars, and based on the adventures of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is a luminous and remarkable story of the power of possibility, imagination, and memory, from accomplished author Lily King.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780802122551


Format: Book
Author: King, Lily
Summary: "English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Euphoria : a novel / Lily King.
Publisher Date: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014.
Subject: Anthropologists -- New Guinea -- Fiction. Nineteen thirties -- Fiction. Married people -- Fiction. Man-woman relationships -- Fiction. Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction. New Guinea -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780802122551 0802122558
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F King
Oclc: 858894776
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Bib Id: 524176

Format: Book
Author: King, Lily.
Summary: "English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Euphoria : a novel / Lily King.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014.
Description: 261 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Anthropologists -- New Guinea -- Fiction.
Subjects: Nineteen thirties -- Fiction.
Subjects: Married people -- Fiction.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Subjects: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Subjects: New Guinea -- Fiction.
ISBN: 9780802122551
ISBN: 0802122558
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F King