Room by Emma Donoghue

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By Emma Donoghue
336 pages; Little, Brown

Imagine that you are 5 years old and growing up in an 11-by-11 backyard shack. You have never been outside, you sleep in a makeshift closet, and the only other human being you've ever met is your mother. That's the lot of little Jack, the narrator-hero of Emma Donoghue's Room, a novel so disturbing that we defy you to stop thinking about it, days later. Read more