The Wonder

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Author
Emma Donoghue
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Released
27 September, 2016
ISBN
9781509818396

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Synopsis

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.
Emma Donoghue
About the author

Emma Donoghue

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an award-winning writer, living in Canada with my family. Her latest novel is Frog Music, a multifaceted murder mystery set in San Francisco, 1876. Her other novels are the international bestseller (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes) Room, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Slammerkin, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths (UK ebook), Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch; and literary history including Inseparable, We Are Michael Field, and Passions Between Women as well as two anthologies that span the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.

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