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The Wonder

English · Paperback

Will be released 02.05.2024

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Now a major film from the makers of Normal People and Room , starring Florence Pugh and streaming on Netflix. ''An old-school page turner with crackling intensity'' - Stephen King ''Powerful, compulsively readable'' - The Irish Times Eleven-year-old Anna O''Donnell 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, Emma Donoghue''s 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. Part of the Picador Collection, a series celebrating fifty years of Picador books and showcasing the best of modern literature.

About the author

Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue writes fiction (novels and short stories, contemporary and historical), as well as drama for screen and stage. Room was shortlisted for the Booker, Commonwealth and Orange Prizes, selling between two and three million copies in forty languages. Donoghue was nominated for an Academy Award for her 2015 film adaptation starring Brie Larson. She also co-wrote the screenplay for the film of The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh.

Summary

Now a major Netflix film from the makers of Normal People and Room, starring Florence Pugh

'An old-school page turner with crackling intensity' – Stephen King
'Powerful, compulsively readable' – The Irish Times


Eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell 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, Emma Donoghue's 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.

Part of the Picador Collection, a series celebrating fifty years of Picador books and showcasing the best of modern literature.

Product details

Authors Emma Donoghue
Publisher Picador Uk
 
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Paperback
Release 02.05.2024
 
EAN 9781035038824
ISBN 978-1-0-3503882-4
No. of pages 368
Series Picador Collection
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Women, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological, c 1800 to c 1900, Thriller / suspense, Narrative theme: Interior life, Ireland, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Psychological thriller, c 1850 to c 1859

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