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Room by Emma Donoghue

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Room by Emma Donoghue

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The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world


It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside ...Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, Room is a novel like no other. 'Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days' Audrey Niffenegger 'Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time. Jack moved me greatly. His voice, his story, his innocence, his love for Ma combine to create something very unusual and, I think, something very important ...Room deserves to reach the widest possible audience' John Boyne 'I loved Room. Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language. And with all this, an entirely credible, endearing little boy. It's unlike anything I've ever read before' Anita Shreve

Additional Information

SKU GOR002003872
Title Room
Author By (author) Emma Donoghue
Contributor No
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2010
Page Number 320
ISBN 0330519018
ISBN13 9780330519014
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010. Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.
Edition Text N/A

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