Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

A conversation with Lily King – Euphoria: (or, Margaret Mead, Re-imagined)

Monday, November 9, 2015

4 p.m.

Pembroke Center, Pembroke Hall #305, 172 Meeting Street

Book signing and reception to follow.

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Lily's new novel is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists in 1933 caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives. English Anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying a tribe on the Sepik River in the Territory of New Guinea with little success. Increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when he encounters the famous and controversial Nell Stone and her wry, mercurial husband Fen. Bankson is enthralled by the magnetic couple whose eager attentions pull him back from the brink of despair. Set between World War I and II and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration and sacrifice from award-winning novelist Lily King.

Commentators on the panel will include:

Lily King, Author of Euphoria

Paja Faudree, Department of Anthropology

James MoroneTaubman Center for American Politics and Policy

Sarah Baldwin-Beneich, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Moderated by Keith Brown, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

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