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by Emma Donoghue

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.

#54 Australia’s Top 100 2016


Room is a book to read in one sitting. When it’s over you look up: the world looks the same but you are somehow different and that feeling lingers for days” Audrey Niffenegger

“One of the most profoundly affecting books I’ve read in a long time” John Boyne

“Such incredible imagination, and dazzling use of language . . . Room is unlike anything I’ve ever read before” Anita Shreve

Room is that rarest of entities, an entirely original work of art. I mean it as the highest possible praise when I tell you that I can’t compare it to any other book. Suffice to say that it’s potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory” Michael Cunningham

About Emma Donoghue

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an award-winning writer, living in Canada with my family. Her latest novel is Frog Music, a multifaceted murder mystery set in San Francisco, 1876. Her other novels are the international bestseller (shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes) Room, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Slammerkin, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths (UK ebook), Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch; and literary history including Inseparable, We Are Michael Field, and Passions Between Women as well as two anthologies that span the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.

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