Room

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Turtleback Books, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 321 pages
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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  - jennk - LibraryThing

This book has been on my list forever, just hadn't quite gotten around to it. I'm glad that I finally did. It took a little time to get used to the special language of Jack's narration, but it really ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajlewis2 - LibraryThing

I listened to the audio version of this book. The voices were just fantastic. I think hearing it adds to the experience of the boy especially. A lot of this book is interaction between mother and son ... 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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