Rising star anthropologist Nell and her husband Fen have just emerged from several months spent living with a violent and secretive tribe in Papua New Guinea. They meet Bankson, a successful British anthropologist famous for his mastery of Sepik river culture and suffering from keen loneliness and intellectual exhaustion after months of isolation. Eagerly, he encourages them to study a local tribe, cultivating their friendship and grower closer to them both, increasingly fascinated by Nell and her exotic way of seeing the world. Loosely inspired by an episode in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells an engaging story about professional ambition, love and the thrill of exploring the unknown and coming to a fearful new understanding of the world.
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