Emma Donoghue – Irish Canadian immigrant author
Welcome to the strange little world of ROOM, the seventh book of Irish Canadian author, Emma Donoghue.
The book “Room” revolves around the story of Jack and Ma, who live in a locked room that measures eleven foot by eleven. When Jack turns five, he starts to ask questions, and his mother reveals to him that there is a world outside. Told entirely in Jack’s voice, ROOM is no horror story or tearjerker, but a celebration of resilience and the love between parent and child.
ROOM is already a bestseller in Ireland (#1), the UK, Canada and the US (New York Times Bestsellers) and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
Riveting and suspenseful, this is a book to be read in one sitting. Here is a review by Newsweek.
‘Narrated by a 5-year-old boy so real you could swear he was sitting right beside you… Room has all kinds of emotional wallop. But what makes the emotion possible is that this book is built like a finely crafted instrument that perfectly merges art and function… Room is so beautifully contrived that it never once seems contrived. But be warned: once you enter, you’ll be Donoghue’s willing prisoner right down to the last page.’ – NEWSWEEK