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Exuberant and affirming, it's funny and immensely clever, emotionally rare and strong. I feel bereft now I've finished' Tessa Hadley
Casey has ended up back in Massachusetts after a devastating love affair. Her mother has just died and she is knocked sideways by grief and loneliness, moving between the restaurant where she waitresses for the Harvard elite and the rented shed she calls home. Her one constant is the novel she has been writing for six years, but at thirty-one she is in debt and directionless, and feels too old to be that way - it’s strange, not be the youngest kind of adult anymore.
And then, one evening, she meets Silas. He is kind, handsome, interested. But only a few weeks later, Oscar walks into her restaurant, his two boys in tow. He is older, grieving the loss of his wife, and wrapped up in his own creativity. Suddenly Casey finds herself at the point of a love triangle, stuck between two very different relationships that promise two very different futures.
Lily King's Writers & Lovers follows Casey in the last days of a long youth, a time when everything - her family, her work, her relationships - comes to a crisis. Hugely moving and impossibly funny, it is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. It is a novel about love and creativity, and ultimately it captures the moment when a woman becomes an artist.
Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction 2014 and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Awards
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe to divert them from leaving Papua New Guinea, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control.
Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice.
PRAISE FOR EUPHORIA
"A taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace-a love triangle in extremis... King is brilliant" New York Times Book Review
"Atmospheric and sensual, with startling images throughout, Euphoria is an intellectually stimulating tour de force." NPR.com
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WRITERS & LOVERS
Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who's beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is being impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life negotiating her parents' conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. But when they divorce, and Gardiner's basest impulses are unleashed, the chasm quickly widens and Daley is stretched thinly across it.
As she reaches adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her father's fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own life - until he hits rock bottom. Lured home by the dream of getting her father sober, Daley risks everything she's found beyond him, including her new love, Jonathan, in an attempt to repair a trust broken years ago.
**Winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction**
**Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year**
**New York Times Editors' Choice**
**O Magazine and Marie Claire Summer Reading pick**
**Amazon.com Best Book of the Month**
A Chicago Tribune and Publishers Weekly Best Novel
Fifteen years ago, English teacher Vida Avery arrived alone and pregnant at the elite Fayer Academy. Living on the campus off the coast of New England, she worked to become a beloved fixture of the school—and to shelter herself and her son, Peter, from a painful secret she left behind.
Then she accepts the impulsive marriage proposal of ardent widower Tom Belou, and the prescribed life Vida has constructed begins to come apart. As Peter bonds with Tom and his new stepsiblings, Vida retreats further into the books she teaches. To embrace life and a chance at happiness, she will have to face the nightmares of her former self—and shed the pain she has held onto for far too long.
Following her multiple award-winning debut, The Pleasing Hour, Lily King has written a “domestic drama with the adrenalin-fueled beating heart of a thriller” (Elle).
“King is a wonderfully engaging writer who creates characters and situations we can’t resist.” —The Washington Post
Aturdida por la repentina muerte de su madre y destrozada tras una aventura amorosa, Casey Peabody llega a Massachusetts en el verano de 1997 sin un plan en mente. La única correspondencia que recibe son invitaciones de boda y notificaciones de deudas.
Casey, que una vez fue una niña prodigio del golf, ahora trabaja de camarera en un restaurante de Harvard Square y alquila una pequeña habitación donde se dedica a escribir una novela, a la que ha estado abocada desde hace seis años.
A sus treinta y un años, sigue aferrándose a un ideal que muchos de sus amigos ya han abandonado: la intención de vivir de su creatividad. Y cuando se enamora de dos hombres completamente opuestos al mismo tiempo, su mundo se fractura todavía más. La lucha de Casey por mantener el equilibrio entre sus ambiciones creativas y las demandas de su vida personal la llevan a límites impensados.
Escritores y amantes nos presenta a una protagonista inteligente y tremendamente vulnerable que vive los últimos coletazos de juventud, un momento en el que cada aspecto de su vida atraviesa una crisis.
Escrita con el humor, la sensibilidad y la inteligencia característicos de King, es una novela cautivadora que explora el estimulante y vertiginoso salto entre el final de una etapa y el comienzo de otra.