Publishing date: 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
Foil: 'a character who contrasts with another character--usually the protagonist--in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character.' -WikipediaLib served in the Crimean War under the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale. And, I think it is fair to say, is prejudice against the Irish--at least at the beginning of the novel. This adds tension to several scenes.
What drew me to this book?
1. The Wonder was nominated for a Scotiabank Giller Prize (2016)
2. After reading Room (a story narrated by a five-year-old boy), I became a devoted fan of Emma Donoghue