From the Publisher
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. . . . It''s where
hewas born. It''s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play andlearn.
There are endless wonders that let loose Jack''s imagination -- the
snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells;the imaginary
world projected through the TV; the coziness ofWardrobe beneath
Ma''s clothes, where she tucks him in safelyat night, in case Old
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it''s the prison
whereshe''s been held since she was nineteen -- for seven long
years.Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life
forhim in that eleven-by-eleven foot space. But Jack''s curiosity
isbuilding alongside Ma''s own desperation, and she knows thatRoom
cannot contain either indefinitely. . . . Told in the
inventive,funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a
celebration ofresilience -- and a powerful story of a mother and
son whoselove lets them survive the impossible.
About the Author
Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir Fry and it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1994. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, was her latest work of historical fiction. It is based on the Codrington Affair - which was a divorce case that captivated Britain in 1864. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including the Room which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and on September 7, 2010 it made the short list.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: June 24, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1554688329
ISBN - 13: 9781554688326