The wonder / Emma Donoghue.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Picador, 2017.
ISBN: 9781509818402 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
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 16th and the 20th centuries - 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.
349 pages ; 20 cm
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