Released on 07 January 2011.

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4.04 based on 5877 ratings & 154 reviews on Goodreads.com

2011 Winner

National Book Awards Paperback of the Year

2011 Winner

Commonwealth Foundation Writer's Prize for Best Book

2011 Short-listed

Orange Prize for Fiction

2010 Short-listed

Man Booker Prize

Synopsis

A major film starring Brie Larson, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Best Actress BAFTA
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize and a Richard and Judy Book Club selection.

Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key.

Jack and Ma are prisoners.

Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.

In the media

Startlingly original and moving . . . Endearing and as utterly compelling as The Lovely Bones
Scotsman
This book will break your heart . . . It is the most vivid, radiant and beautiful expression of maternal love I have ever read
Irish Times
I've never read a more heart-burstingly, gut wrenchingly compassionate novel . . . As for sweet, bright, funny Jack, I wanted to scoop him up out of the novel and never let him go
Daily Mail