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.

The Man Booker Prize 2010
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Emma Donoghue

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Novelist Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, and is most widely known for her international bestseller, Room.
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