Emma Donoghue “Room”

Room is a shocking, riveying, exhilarating story of unconquerable love and a diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. This love between mother and her son helps them to survive the impossible.

Jack is a five year old boy who lives in a Room with his mother. The Room has a locked door, skylight and measurements eleven by eleven feet. The Room is a home for Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. For Jack only him, Ma and the things in the Room are real until Ma admits that there’s a world outside… All the story is told in Jack’s voice.

There is an incredible imagination and a dazzling use of language in this story. This is a book you start to read and won’t put down until it’s finished.

Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010.

Siiri Alvela
Department of literature in foreign languages

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