Room

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Turtleback Books, 2011 - Fiction - 321 pages
22 Reviews
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.
"Room" is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

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User Review  - Ala-Rusa Codes - Book Verdict

Room is home to young Jack, a prison to his mother, and power to Old Nick. Jack's world explodes when his mother sends him on a mission that will change the lives of all three. VERDICT This original ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I read "Room" three years ago and it still creeps me out. Every time there's a story on the news about someone being held captive, I think of this book. The novel opens with Jack announcing that he's ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the bestselling "Slammerkin," "The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Hood, "and" Stirfry."""Her story collections are" The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, Kissing the Witch, "and" Touchy Subjects." She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children. For more information, go to www.emmadonoghue.com.

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