Room (Paperback)

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A child’s life is defined by his limited personal experiences. Ma is raising five-year-old Jack to be as engaged as possible within the confines of a small soundproofed garden shed where they are held captive by her kidnapper and his biological father. With Jack narrating this tale we learn about their surprisingly varied daily existence, including regular exercise, both physical and intellectual, where objects like egg shells and a spoon become entertainment, learning tools and friends. Though the premise is horrifying and the story has its cringe-worthy moments like Old Nick’s regular visits when Jack hides in the wardrobe, this is a strangely uplifting story of the connection between mother and child and an affirmation that loving relationships can help you through the darkest of times.
A Hudson Booksellers Best Book of 2010

— Sydne, Atlanta

Summer '11 Reading Group List


“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother who are held in captivity for seven years is both a heart-wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

September 2010 Indie Next List


“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother, held in captivity for seven years, is both a heart wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

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Traditional Chinese edition of Room, a powerful and engaging story by Emma Donoghue. The novel is based on a motif from a 2008 world shocking crime of a 73 year old Austrian man Josef Fritz who locked his daughter in the basement for 24 years and she had her father's child. But in this story Donoghue is not focused on a stimulating descr iption of a horrible crime but rather a refined illumination from the victim's perspective, a woman who had a child from a kidnapper and her son, five-year-old Jack, raised in captivity.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789862132180
Publisher: Da Kuai Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011
Pages: 440