The story of a mother, her son, a locked room and the outside world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Filmed as a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
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
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize
Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don’t have the key. 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 a world outside . . .
Devastating yet uplifting, 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.
‘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