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AUTHOR: Lily King
PUBLISHER: Atlantic Monthly Press
DATE: 2014
PAGES: 256
AWARDS: Audie Award for Literary Fiction (2015), National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Fiction (2014), Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2014), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Historical Fiction (2014)

Publisher’s Description

In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work studying South Pacific tribes, her intelligent and aggressive husband Fen, and Andrew Bankson, who stumbles into the lives of this strange couple and becomes totally enthralled. Within months the trio are producing their best ever work, but soon a firestorm of fierce love and jealousy begins to burn out of control, threatening their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives…

Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world.

Inclusion Criteria

A main character is curious or attracted to people of multiple genders.

Library Notes

Paperback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.