Little, Brown and Company
On Sale: September 13, 2010
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Mystery | Thriller Psychological
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is
where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his
Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. 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 is the prison where Old Nick has held
her captive for seven years. Through determination,
ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life
for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for
him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her
young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not
realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to
Told entirely in the language of the
energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a
celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between
parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it
means to journey from one world to another.
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