Rose Madder

Publisher Viking
Year 1995
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 425
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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Viking, 1995. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Excellent condition, perhaps unread or at most lightly read once – a rarity for a title this popular and of this vintage. Black boards with black cloth spine with metallic red titles, red metallic rose on cover. Original dust jacket, not price clipped and also in very good condition. Roused by a single drop of blood on the bedsheet, Rosie Daniels wakes from fourteen years of a nightmare marriage and suddenly takes flight. She uses her husband's ATM card to buy a bus ticket, determined to lose herself in a place where Norman won't find her. She'll worry about all the rest later. Alone in a strange city, she begins to make a new life, and good things start to happen. Meeting Bill Steiner is one; and findina a junk-shop painting is another. It may be bad art but it's perfect for her new apartment - and somehow, it seems to want her as much as she wants it. Still, it's hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason. 425 pages.