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Euphoria

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
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

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Fresh, brilliantly structured, and fully imagined, this novel radically transforms a story we might have known, as outsiders - but now experience, through Lily King's great gifts, as if we'd lived it." - Andrea Barrett

"Writers are childlike in their enthusiasm about other writers' good work. They're thinking: How'd they ever think of that? That's amazing/beautifully written/true! Imagine all the effort that went into pulling this off. Could I do something this original/surprising/moving? I'm always happy to read Lily King, and I particularly enjoyed reading Euphoria." - Ann Beattie

"There are some novels that take you by the hand with their lovely prose alone; there are those that pull you in with sensual renderings of time and place and a compelling story; and there are still others that seduce you solely with their subject matter. But it is a rare novel indeed that does all of the above at once and with complete artistic mastery. Yet this is precisely what Lily King has done in her stunningly passionate and gorgeously written Euphoria. It is simply one of the finest novels I've read in years, and it puts Lily King firmly in the top rank of our most accomplished novelists." - Andre Dubus III

"Lily King delves into the intellectual flights and passions of three anthropologists - as complex, rivalrous, and brutal as any of the cultures they study. Euphoria is a brilliantly written book." - Alice Greenway

"With Euphoria, Lily King gives us a searing and absolutely mesmerizing glimpse into 1930's New Guinea, a world as savage and fascinating as Conrad's Heart of Darkness, where obsessions rise to a feverish pitch, and three dangerously entangled anthropologists will never be the same again. Jaw-droppingly, heart-stoppingly beautiful. I loved this book." - Paula McLain

"I have come to expect Lily King's nuanced explorations of the human heart, but in this novel she pulled me in to the exotic world of a woman anthropologist working with undiscovered tribes in 1930s New Guinea and I was totally captivated. Euphoria is a great book! So great, that I stayed up late to finish it." - Karl Marlantes

"Adventure and romance, danger and knowledge, desire and desolation: these are a few of my favorite things. And, exquisitely braided, they form the core of Euphoria. Set in the 1930s, in a New Guinea that Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson would recognize with delight and trepidation, this passionate and thrilling new novel reminds us that all our mores are fictions, that culture itself is only a story we tell ourselves. And what a harrowing tale Lily King weaves from these threads. I'm left breathless, excited, ready to wander and explore, a little afraid, enamored, enlightened." - Bill Roorbach


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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4472-8616-2 / 978-1-4472-8616-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Euphoria (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4104-7293-0 / 978-1-4104-7293-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Euphoria (Deckle edge)
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-8021-2255-8 / 978-0-8021-2255-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4472-8619-7 / 978-1-4472-8619-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-61185-562-4 / 978-1-61185-562-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 0-8021-2370-8 / 978-0-8021-2370-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4434-3528-7 / 978-1-4434-3528-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-61185-563-2 / 978-1-61185-563-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4472-8617-0 / 978-1-4472-8617-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4434-3527-9 / 978-1-4434-3527-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4830-1018-X / 978-1-4830-1018-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Euphoria: Library Edition
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4830-1016-3 / 978-1-4830-1016-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4830-1017-1 / 978-1-4830-1017-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
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June 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
ISBN: 1-4830-1014-7 / 978-1-4830-1014-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Picador
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June 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Euphoria
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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June 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Euphoria: A Novel
Author(s): Lily King
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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