Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
About the Author
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.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607886278
- ISBN-13: 978-1607886273
I have been a fan of Emma Donoghue’s since I read Slammerkin. This story is just spectacular. Told from the perspective of a five year old who is confined to one room and then learns that there is a whole, big world out there. The fact that Ma can entertain him and keep him active in an 11 x 11 room is just extraordinary. The audio book just made the characters that much more intense.
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