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Room


 On Sale: 30/08/2010
 Formats:     Hardback | Trade paperback | Paperback | E-Book
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Book Description

WINNER! 2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction

SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Man Booker Prize

SHORTLISTED for the 2010 Governor General's Award

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It’s where he was born and 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 Old Nick has kept her for seven years, since she was nineteen. Through ingenuity and determination, Ma has created a life for herself and her son, but she knows it’s not enough for either of them. Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s desperation -- and Room can’t contain either of them for much longer...

Told entirely in the inventive, often funny voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of the resilient bond between parent and child, and a brilliantly executed novel about a journey from one world to another.

Learn more about Room at www.roomthebook.com.


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Critical Praise for Room

"Charming, funny, artfully constructed and at times almost unbearably moving... Room is above all the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read. Emma Donaghue has stared into the abyss, honoured her sources and returned with the literary equivalent of a great Madonna and Child. This book will break your heart." - IRISH TIMES

ISBN: 9781554688319; ISBN10: 1554688310; Imprint: HarperCollins ; On Sale: 30/08/2010; Format: Hardback; Trimsize: 6 x 9; Pages: 352; $29.99; Ages: 1 and Up

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