The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
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An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.
ISBN 9781509818396Category FictionSubcategory Historical Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 22/09/2016
Format RoyalBinding Trade PaperbackPage extent 256
Born in Dublin in 1969 and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue is a writer... »
 
 
 
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