|From The Publisher*||To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born. It's where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. 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 of Wardrobe beneath Ma's clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where she's been held since she was nineteen -- for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven foot space. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's own desperation, and she knows that Room 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 whose love lets them survive the impossible.|
|Review Quote*||"Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can't compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it's potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory."|
|Review Quote*||"Claustrophobic, controversial, brilliant . . . inventive, tense, and stringently intelligent."|
|Review Quote*||"Remarkable . . . heartrending. . . . Both gripping and poignant, it's a tribute to human resourcefulness and resilience and extremity, and a stirring portrait of a mother's devotion."|
|Review Quote*||"An astounding, terrifying novel."|
|Review Quote*||"Thrilling and at moments palm-sweatingly harrowing."|
EMMA DONOGHUE has published six novels, including the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Slammerkin, Life Mask and The 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 at ...