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Discussion in 'Rose Madder' started by Shoe, Apr 28, 2014.
Does anyone remember Rose's age?
Early thirties? Went back and read a Wiki summary and she leaves her husband after fourteen years, so she's no spring chick. I am going to have to re-read this one, it was one of my favorites back then.
Oh yea good point! I'll ballpark it around 32 y/o. I remember somewhere it was mentioned that she and Norman married weeks after she got out of high school. Which would have placed here near 18 when the marriage started. Thanks!
StephenKing.com - Rose Madder
The information in The Library also notes the 14-year-mark...as does the first sentence of the first chapter and a number of sentences several pages into the story. I think there's a kind of prologue and then chapter 1. I looked through my copy...and my notes, but I did not index what Rosie's age could be. But yeah, Norman marrying her straight out of high school seems to fit a kind of pattern.
...any reason why this intrigued you?....
A few parts curiosity many more parts Adoration.
I love that book Rose Madder. I identified with the character even though I was never beat up or abused. I just liked the atmosphere in that one and even the sort of fantasy parts were cool as well.
She was 32 or 33. And a wonderful character.
I thought this novel was godawful, SK's worst