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Hauser & Wirth Publishers Book Club: 'The Wonder'
Mon, March 27, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST
Hauser & Wirth Publishers is launching a new book club at the gallery’s London space. The club will meet regularly to discuss classic and recent publications inspired by the artwork on view, offering an informal environment to explore creative writing and its links with contemporary art.
The event is free to attend, light refreshments will be provided.
Books are available to purchase at Front Desk.
This month's book: 'The Wonder' (2016) by Emma Donoghue
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, Emma Donoghue’s 'The Wonder' inspired by numerous European and North American cases of ‘fasting girls’ between the 16th century and the 20th – 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.