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The Wonder

by Emma Donoghue - £7.99  Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2017)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781509818402 | ISBN 10: 1509818405

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.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2017)

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