Five-year-old Jack has lived his entire life in Room—an 11-by-11-foot space—with Ma, who has been imprisoned there for seven years since her abduction at 19 years of age. Ma has done all within her creative powers to nurture and protect Jack from Old Nick, their captor. Told from Jack’s unique perspective, the novel Room insightfully and at times chillingly explores the opposing themes of freedom and bondage, reality and fantasy, and death and resurrection. (Little, Brown)
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