Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.
The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer and young mother. Over the next three days, she do everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice – if he doesn’t track her down first.
Emma Donoghue's thriller brilliantly evokes the dangerous melting pot of 1870s San Francisco, which can turn from good to bad in a day.
Seducing Ingrid Bergman
The Hollywood star, Ingrid Bergman, walks into the Ritz Hotel in Paris to the enchantment of Robert Capa, the world’s greatest war photographer, newly out of work.
From the moment he slips a mischievous invitation to dinner under her door, the two find themselves helplessly attracted. But the light-hearted Capa is not all that he seems. Addicted to risk and compelled by something dark inside him, he has to resist an impulse to go off to yet another war.
Ingrid, trapped in a passionless marriage, must court scandal and risk compromising her Hollywood career if their love is to survive.
Imagine a room. Eleven feet by eleven. Bed. Bath. Wardrobe. Table. Chair. Rocker. Stove. Television. No windows. Only Skylight. Door is locked. Always. Imagine this is your home. The only home you’ve ever known.
Meet Jack. It’s his birthday. He’s five. Jack lives in Room with Ma. Jack has never been Outside.
Narrated by Jack, Emma Donoghue’s Room turns the horror of real-life cases of forced imprisonment into a moving exploration of human resilience, the intimate bond between mother and child, and the assumptions we all make about the world around us.
Room has been translated into 35 languages