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The wonder / Emma Donoghue.

The wonder / Emma Donoghue.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 20 Dec 2022
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 12 Dec 2022
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781509818396 (paperback)
Author Donoghue, Emma, 1969- author.
Title The wonder / Emma Donoghue.
Publisher/Date London : Picador, 2016.
Pagination etc. 291 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents note First published 2016 by Little, Brown and Company, New York.
Summary Note 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.
Subject Girls -- Fiction
Fasting -- Fiction
Nurses -- Fiction
Sick children -- Fiction
Fasting -- Religious aspects -- Fiction
Ireland -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Shelf Location F DONO
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