Told from the perspective of five-year-old Jack, Emma Donoghue’s profoundly affecting novel is a devastating portrait of a boundless maternal love.
The novel opens as Jack turns five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room. Room has a single locked door and a skylight, and it measures ten feet by ten feet. Jack loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there is another world outside.