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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
September 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
5.3
MB

Customer Reviews

SophieDoodleDoo ,

Couldn’t put this one down.

An intriguing book about an unconventional topic. Emma Donoghue’s books are fantastic however this one was a favourite of mine.

Granette20 ,

Excellent !

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Very unusual subject matter. Made a nice change.

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