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The wonder

Donoghue, Emma, 1969-2017
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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 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.
Main title:
The wonder / Emma Donoghue.
Author:
Imprint:
Leicester : Charnwood, 2017.
Collation:
376 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Standard print edition originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
ISBN:
9781444834635 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTIONF
Language:
English
BRN:
2595394
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