The Resource The wonder, Emma Donoghue

The wonder, Emma Donoghue

Label
The wonder
Title
The wonder
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518098
Cataloging source
AUCPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donoghue, Emma
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Nurses
  • Sick children
  • Fasting
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The wonder, Emma Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058566279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781509818396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957535066
Label
The wonder, Emma Donoghue
Publication
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058566279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781509818396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957535066

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