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The wonder
The wonder
Donoghue, Emma, 1969-2016
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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.
Main title:
The wonder / Emma Donoghue.
Imprint:
London : Picador, 2016.
Collation:
291 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
First published 2016 by Little, Brown and Company, New York.
ISBN:
9781509818396
Dewey class:
823.914
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionDONO (Set: 12 May 2020)Onloan - Due: 01 Oct 2020
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