Saturday, January 3, 2015
Euphoria by Lily King
The threesome are anthropologists in the field in New Guinea. Nell (who is Mead) and her husband Fen (who is Reo Fortune) come to join Bangston (who keeps his real name). Bangston has been living amongst a tribe for 18 months when they arrive, and while he has learned the language, managed to not get killed, and has some friends among the natives, he really doesn't have a clue about the whole culture is about. Nell and Fen have abruptly left the village they were studying when they felt that they might be on the menu soon, and settle into a nearby village with Bangston's help. It is immediately apparent that Nell and Bangston are much better partners than Bangston is alone and Nell is with Fen. It is also apparent that there is a love triangle developing and the ever violent and jealous Fen is unlikely to come off well. It is brilliantly written and a wonderful read.