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.