Euphoria by Lily King

Reviewed by Marcy (Library Staff)

I love it when I get a book that takes you off the beaten path. King borrows from the adventures of anthropologist Margaret Mead in a story about three anthropologists studying a tribe in New Guinea. The relationship between Nell and husband Fen and English Andrew Bankson is as interesting as the tribes and the customs they are studying. Nell says ” ….It’s the moment about two months in, when you think you’ve finally got a handle on the place. Suddenly it feels within your grasp. It’s a delusion – you’ve only been there eight weeks – and it’s followed by the complete despair of ever understanding anything. But at that moment the place feels entirely yours. It’s the briefest, purest euphoria.”

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