SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER
ROOM: A Novel
A five-year-old boy—who’s lived his whole life in a single room—narrates this riveting story of the power of a mother’s love.
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It’s where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held for seven years, since the age of 19. Through determination and ingenuity, Ma has created a life for her son. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s desperation—and she knows Room cannot contain either for much longer. Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, ROOM is a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.
Tour: New York, San Francisco,Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Raleigh.
About the author: Emma Donoghue,born in Dublin in 1969, is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children.