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Room by Emma Donoghue
It’s Jack’s birthday, and he’s excited
about turning five.
Then one day Ma admits that there's a world outside . . .
Told in Jack's voice, Room is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Although Donoghue got the idea for the book from the Fritzl case, this is not a horror story but a gripping and uplifting read.
'Set to be one of the big literary hits of the year . . . More than a victim-and-survivor story, it works as a study of child development, shows the power of language and storytelling, and is a kind of sustained poem in praise of motherhood and parental love.' Observer
'Part childhood adventure story, part adult thriller, Room is above all the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read. Emma Donoghue has stared into the abyss, honoured her sources and returned with the literary equivalent of a great Madonna and Child. This book will break your heart.' The Irish Times
Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969. She now lives
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