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category: Fiction
published: July 2011
ISBN:9781554688326
publisher: HarperCollins

Room

by Emma Donoghue

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4 of 5
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list price: $19.99
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Paperback
category: Fiction
published: July 2011
ISBN:9781554688326
publisher: HarperCollins
Description

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 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 of resilience -- and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.

About the Author

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin and lived in England for many years before moving to Canada. She writes in many genres, including theatre, radio drama and literary history, but is best known for her fiction, both historical (Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Astray, Frog Music) and contemporary (Stir-fry, Hood, Landing, Touchy Subjects). Her seventh novel, Room, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. It sold more than two million copies. Donoghue scripted the film adaptation, a Canadian-Irish film by Lenny Abrahamson starring Brie Larson, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Awards
  • , OLA Evergreen Award
Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling and at moments palm-sweatingly harrowing.”

— New York Times Book Review

“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.”

— Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours

“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.”

— Toronto Star

“An astounding, terrifying novel.”

— The New Yorker

“Claustrophobic, controversial, brilliant . . . inventive, tense, and stringently intelligent.”

— Maclean's

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Not just sad, mess you up sad

http://www.cozylittlebookjournal.com/2011/01/room-by-emma-donoghue.html

Well I knew this book would be hard for me to read, but I didn't think it would trigger a whole mental breakdown. I can't remember bawling at a book like this since Dante's Inferno (the part about the cannibals). Well, maybe The Book of Negroes. But this was worse. I mean, excellent book, but emotional to real.

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