Lily king has built her reputation as a gifted novelist steadily over three books. W magazine subscribe get the magazine click to see whats inside every issue and get a free gift. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Euphoria by lily king the colourful love life of margaret mead. Margaret mead, reo fortune, and gregory bateson are fictionalized and richly reimagined in new england book award winner kings fat. In euphoria, the novelist lily king has taken the known details of that occasion a 1933 field trip to the sepik river, in new guinea, during which mead and her second husband, reo. Lily kings new novel was inspired by a reallife moment in 1933, when the. Lily kings euphoria, a fictionalised account of a brief period of field work. Euphoria, a novel based on margaret mead, by lily king the. A sensual novel based on the life of the american anthropologist. And yet euphoria is also clearly the result of ferocious restraint. By the end of euphoria, this reader sighed with wistful satisfaction, wishing the book would go on.
I picture a writer chipping away at her words, like a sculptor to marble, until the true work reveals itself. King has resisted the temptation to lard her book with the fruits of her research. With euphoria, lily king gives us a searing and absolutely mesmerizing glimpse into 1930s new guinea, a world as savage and fascinating as conrads heart of darkness, where obsessions rise to a feverish pitch, and three dangerously entangled anthropologists will never be the same again. I picture lily king in her office, surrounded by a librarys worth of research materials. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Nell, an american already known for her first book in the field. Lily kings novel euphoria, inspired by the life of margaret mead, is about a. Her 2014 novel euphoria won the kirkus award, the new england book award, the maine fiction award, and was a finalist for the national book critics award. This book was selected as one of the new york times book. Her fourth, euphoria a smart, sexy, concise work inspired by anthropologist margaret meadshould solidify the critical approval and bring her a host of new readers.
Online newspaper in nepal, which provides latest news. Lily king s euphoria, a fictionalised account of a brief period of field work along new guineas sepik river in 1933, does not set out to redeem meads reputation, but its humanising. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading euphoria. Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand. Suspense along the sepik with the young scientists of euphoria. Lily king is the author of five awardwinning novels. Euphoria by lily king book club discussion questions.793 1213 400 1449 1266 824 1619 661 1053 1341 1465 364 854 1356 143 1551 722 948 1472 935 214 661 496 287 929 1136 728 704 191 544 127 276 598 311 866 1258 558 1408 1211 294 1064 1492 198