Lily King

Lily King

Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing HourThe English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria. King is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and has won the Maine Fiction Award twice. She lives with her husband and children in Maine.

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The Picador Book Club: Euphoria by Lily King

The Picador Book Club: Euphoria by Lily King

This month’s book club pick is a novel inspired by the life of Margaret Mead, the anthropologist credited with kick-starting the sexual revolution and in turn, changed the social landscape.

Euphoria: up the Sepik River with Margaret Mead

Euphoria: up the Sepik River with Margaret Mead

We have spent many months swooning over the cover of Euphoria by Lily King. Initial moment of admiration over, we tried to guess what the picture was of: a parrot's feathers? an artist's paint tray? a painting?

None of the above.