NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.
"Emma Donoghue's writing is superb alchemy, changing innocence into horror and horror into tenderness. 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, author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry
Emma Donoghue wurde 1969 als jüngstes von acht Kindern in Dublin geboren. Sie studierte in Dublin und Cambridge. Nach einem Aufenthalt in London zog sie 1998 nach Ontario in Kanada, wo sie mit ihrer Lebensgefährtin und ihren beiden Kindern lebt. Emma Donoghue ist Autorin zahlreicher Romane und Erzählungen.