Room (Paperback)Emma Donoghue (author)
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A major film starring Brie Larson, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Best Actress BAFTA
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize and a Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key.
Jack and Ma are prisoners.
Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.
'Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it's over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days.' - Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 25 mm
Room is one of the most profoundly affecting books I've read in a long time. Jack moved me greatly. His voice, his story, his innocence, his love for Ma combine to create something very unusual and, I think, something very important . . . Room deserves to reach the widest possible audience -- John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go * Daily Mail *
This is a truly remarkable novel. It presents an utterly unique way to talk about love, all the while giving us a fresh, expansive eye on the world in which we live * New York Times Book Review *
Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as The Lovely Bones * Scotsman *
This book will break your heart . . . It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read * Irish Times *
I loved Room. Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language. And with all this, an entirely credible, endearing little boy. It's unlike anything I've ever read before -- Anita Shreve
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“Marvelous! Just marvelous!”
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