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The Wonder

The Wonder

(2009)
A novel by

 
From the acclaimed author of 26a, comes a dazzling new novel about the fight to achieve one's dream, and an unsolved disappearance at the heart of a family.

As a child Lucas assumed that all children who'd lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man, and still sharing the West London narrowboat with his sister Denise, he secretly investigates the contents of an old wardrobe, in which he finds relics from the Midnight Ballet, an influential black dance company of the 1960s founded by his Jamaican father, the charismatic Antoney Matheus.

In his search to unravel the legacy of the Midnight Ballet, Lucas hears of hot-house rehearsals in an abandoned Notting Hill church, of artistic battles and personal betrayals, and a whirlwind European tour. Most importantly, Lucas learns about his parents' passionate and tumultuous relationship and of the events that led to his father's final disappearance.

Vividly conjuring the world of 1950s Kingston, Jamaica, the Blues parties and early carnivals of Ladbroke Grove, the flower stalls and vinyl riflers of modern-day Portobello Road, and the famous leap and fall of Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, Diana Evans creates a haunting and visceral family mystery about absence and inheritance, the battle between love and creativity, and what drives a young man to take flight.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 1-4448-0194-5 / 978-1-4448-0194-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-385-66818-X / 978-0-385-66818-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-7011-7797-7 / 978-0-7011-7797-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-09-947905-2 / 978-0-09-947905-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
ISBN: 0-385-66820-1 / 978-0-385-66820-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Wonder
Author(s): Diana Evans
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   



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