WINNER! 2010 Rogers Writers'' Trust Award for
SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Man Booker Prize
SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Governor General''s
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It''s where he
was born and where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night,
Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in caseOld Nick
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it''s the prison where Old Nick
has kept her for seven years, since she was nineteen. Through
ingenuity and determination, Ma has created a life for herself and
her son, but she knows it''s not enough for either ofthem. Jack''s
curiosity is building alongside Ma''s desperation -- and Room
can''t contain either of them for much longer...
Told entirely in the inventive, often funny voice of Jack,
Room is a celebration of the resilient bond between parent
and child, and a brilliantly executed novel about a journey from
one world to another.
Learn more about Room at www.roomthebook.com.