Room (Paperback)

By Emma Donoghue

Da Kuai Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books, 9789862132180, 440pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/12/2010)
Hardcover (9/13/2010)
Paperback (5/18/2011)
Paperback, Large Print (9/13/2010)
Paperback (9/8/2015)
CD-Audio (5/18/2011)
CD-Audio (9/29/2015)
Prebound (5/18/2011)
Compact Disc (9/1/2010)
Paperback, French (1/30/2013)
Mass Market (9/25/2012)
Mass Market (9/26/2015)
Paperback, Japanese (1/1/2014)
Compact Disc (11/1/2010)
Paperback (2/1/2012)
Paperback, Chinese (2/1/2012)
Paperback, Japanese (1/1/2014)
Hardcover (6/1/2011)

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Summer '11 Reading Group List

“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother who are held in captivity for seven years is both a heart-wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
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September 2010 Indie Next List

“Room is like no other book I have ever read. This emotionally powerful story of young Jack and his mother, held in captivity for seven years, is both a heart wrenching testament to the power of the love between a mother and child and a riveting story of overcoming horrible circumstances. Emma Donohue has written one of those rare books that you will remember reading your entire life, as you will be altered by the experience.”
— Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
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Description

Traditional Chinese edition of Room, a powerful and engaging story by Emma Donoghue. The novel is based on a motif from a 2008 world shocking crime of a 73 year old Austrian man Josef Fritz who locked his daughter in the basement for 24 years and she had her father's child. But in this story Donoghue is not focused on a stimulating descr iption of a horrible crime but rather a refined illumination from the victim's perspective, a woman who had a child from a kidnapper and her son, five-year-old Jack, raised in captivity.