by Emma Donoghue
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well aliveA nurse, sent to determine if she is a fraud, answers a reporter hunger for a storyLocated in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue is The Wonder – inspired by many European and North American girls fasting cases, between the 16th century and the 20th century is a psychological thriller of a child murder threatening to happen in slow motion in front of our eyes.Pitted by all the seductions of fundamentalism against meaning and love, it is a furnace of examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.
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