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.
|Number of Pages:||256 Pages|
|Publisher:||Pan Macmillan UK|