Euphoria by Lily King
Review by Kristine Madera
I was drawn to Euphoria by Lily King because it took place in Papua New Guinea and I was a Peace Corps Volunteer there—and had traveled briefly to the Sepik River where much of the story took place. Within the context of anthropological work in the era between the two world wars, is a love triangle between three anthropologists that is at points redemptive, inspiring, and ultimately deadly.
I enjoy books I learn from, and the cultural portrayals and insights into that era of anthropology fascinated me. Beautifully written and sometimes jarring, this is a great read that challenges the reader to step out of the world as they know it. Readers explore a new culture and gain insight into how anthropology and anthropologists may interact with indigenous people. They also get to weave themselves through the complicated relationships of the characters involved, rant about their choices, cheer them on, and occasionally throw things in frustration.
Kristine Madera is a #1 bestselling Amazon author, novelist, hypnotherapist, and pro-topian with a passion for helping people better themselves and the world. Informed by global travel, teaching abroad, and a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Kristine believes that everyone plays a part in imagining and creating our collective future.
Volunteering at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying in Calcutta inspired her novel, God in Drag. She birthed her upcoming novel, The Snakeman’s Wife, as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea.
Read the first chapter of God in Drag HERE