Euphoria

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A New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize

Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction

A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

A Best Book of the Year for:

New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Vogue, New York Magazine, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Publishers Weekly, Our Man in Boston, Oprah.com, Salon


Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is "dazzling ... suspenseful ... brilliant...an exhilarating novel.”—Boston Globe


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About the author

Lily King’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Father of the Rain was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction. Lily King lives with her family in Maine.
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Publisher
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Published on
Jun 3, 2014
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780802192516
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Literary
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
A regény három tehetséges, fiatal antropológusról szól, akik olyan szerelmi háromszögbe bonyolódnak, amely nem csupán egymáshoz fűződő viszonyukat, de karrierjüket és végső soron az életüket is veszélybe sodorja.

Andrew Bankson már évek óta egyedül dolgozik terepen, egy új-guineai törzset tanulmányoz kevés sikerrel. Egyre elszigeteltebbé és frusztráltabbá válik, lassan az öngyilkosság gondolata is megkísérti, amikor is találkozik a híres antropológussal, Nell Stone-nal és furcsa, szeszélyes férjével, Fennel. Banksont elbűvöli a különleges páros, akiknek a lelkesedése magával ragadja, és visszarántja a szakadék pereméről.

A két világháború között játszódó történetet Margaret Mead forradalmi antropológus életének eseményei ihlették. Mead a 60-70-es évek tudományos életének elismert alakja volt, aki a Csendes-óceán déli területein, illetve a Délkelet-Ázsiában élő törzsek szexualitáshoz fűződő viszonyát vizsgálta.

Az Eufória a szenvedély és megszállottság, a felfedezések és áldozatvállalás lenyűgöző története egy díjnyertes szerző tollából.

 

Lily King angol irodalom szakon végzett, jelenleg angolt, valamint kreatív írást oktat több amerikai egyetemen is. Az Eufória a negyedik regénye, amely 2014-ben elnyerte a Kirkus-díjat és a New England-könyvdíjat, de eddigi kötetei is mind díjnyertesek, amelyeket több nyelvre lefordítottak. King esszéi és recenziói olyan lapokban jelennek meg, mint a The New York Times vagy a The Washington Post.

 

„King olyan érzékletesen írja le karakterei életét, hogy a könyv lapjait magunk mögött hagyva is életünk részének érezzük őket. Kutatási eredményei annyira szervesen beépültek a cselekményvezetésbe, hogy a didaktikus szándék minden jele nélkül érthetjük meg belőle a szereplők munkájának összetettségét.” Camilla Gibb, The Guardian

 

„A szexuális forradalomra gyakorolt hatásával Mead világszerte a lázadás szimbóluma lett, ami néhányakat megijesztett, néhányan viszont üdvözölték tevékenységét, amíg végül személye valamiféle totemmé nőtte ki magát, amelyhez különféle csoportosulások járultak hitük vagy félelmük szerint. Ezért aztán nagyon is üdítő a világ leghíresebb antropológusának alakját végre emberi lényként érzékelni Lily King új könyvének lapjain.” Ron Charles, The Washington Post 

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