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Emma Donoghue

Published: 18th May 2015 Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra. Jack lives with his Ma in Room. Room has a single locked door and a skylight, and it measures ten feet by ten feet. Jack loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there is a world outside. Publisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781447276364

Our Curators said...

Jack is five years old and lives with his Ma in a room. That’s all you need to know about this extraordinary tale of survival, courage and nerve - all told from a child’s perspective.

Janice Hallett

- Janice Hallett

What the Critics are Saying

'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

'Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. 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

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