Book cover for The Wonder



02 May 2024
368 pages
Imprint: Picador


Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness
Fascinating . . . Like The Turn of the Screw, the novel opens irresistibly, when a young woman with a troubled past gets an enigmatic posting in a remote place . . . Heartbreaking and transcendent and almost religious in itself
A fine, fact-based historical novel, an old-school page turner . . . Donoghue has written, with crackling intensity, about [spirituality's] power to destroy
A riveting allegory about the trickle-down effect of trauma