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Room : a novel

Auteur : Emma Donoghue
Éditeur: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Fiction : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Type d’ouvrage: Fiction
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780316098335 0316098337 9780316125086 0316125083 9781611295481 1611295483
Numéro OCLC: 542263633
Récompenses: Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2010.
Description: 321 pages ; 21 cm
Responsabilité: Emma Donoghue.

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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.

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Powerful, Impressive

de whisner (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2011-12-30) Excellent Permalien

When I read the New York Times review of this, I wasn't sure I'd like it. But one of my book group friends suggestd we read it, and I was swept away by the story and impressed by the author's craft.

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Captivating

de theresasmyly (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2011-05-07) Excellent Permalien

I found the book to be very insightful.  If you really pay attention to the "between the lines" of 5 year old Jack's perspective, there's more to this novel than some critics are saying.

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