The Wonder

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, Emma Donoghue's 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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781509820788
Categories BX, Crime, Fiction, Mystery and Thriller, WBD
Author(s) Emma Donoghue
Publisher Picador
Pages 350
Format Paperback
Dimensions 11.1cm x 2.3cm x 17.8cm
Weight 0.41 kg
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