The Wonders is a novel about a misfit trio who become instant international stars. What sets them apart is the radical, experimental and sometimes faulty medical treatments they’ve all undergone. Leon has a hole punched through his chest and a small mechanical heart visible to all; Kathryn has been cured of a rare genetic disorder but the treatment left her covered in curly black wool; and performance artist Christos has metal wings implanted into his back.
When ‘The Wonders’ are brought together by a canny entrepreneur, their glamorous, genre-defying, twenty-first-century freak show becomes a global sensation. But what makes them objects of fascination also places them in