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Room

by Emma Donoghue

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. | July 5, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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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 Nick comes.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 in

Published: July 5, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554688329

ISBN - 13: 9781554688326

Found in: Literary

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– More About This Product –

Room

Room

by Emma Donoghue

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 in

Published: July 5, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554688329

ISBN - 13: 9781554688326

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 Nick comes.

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 has published six novels, including the internationally acclaimed and bestsellingSlammerkin,Life MaskandThe Sealed Letter, which was longlisted for the Giller Prize. Her most recent book,Room, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Man Booker Prize. Born in Ireland, Donoghue lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two children. Visit the author online atwww.emmadonoghue.com.

Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling and at moments palm-sweatingly harrowing.”