A baby is born prematurely, and her mother sits at the beside willing her to live.Prodigy is an utterly unforgettable novella which traces the course of young Maya’s life as a brilliant child–loved and loving–and musical progidy. Nancy Huston, whose The Mark of the Angel was superbly reviewed and shortlisted for the Giller Prize, once again presents us with a flawlessly executed and moving tale, which explores the boundaries between dream and madness, love and pain, art and reality.