(published by Strageic Book Publishing And Rights Company USA 2013)
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Sylvia Rose is based on a true story. It is a saga, covering fifty years in the lives of Sylvia Rose and her husband, Jim. Sylvia Rose is a bright, ambitious girl who is thwarted at every turn by life’s circumstances and the misogynistic mores of the time. She encounters a downward spiral, sometimes of her own doing, resulting in a life unfulfilled. Jim, her patient partner, slips easily into the accepted male model of the times. Other characters include Maud Patterson, Sylvia Rose’s loving mother and Jim’s neurotic mother, May Simpson, with issues of her own. Two dysfunctional children and one relatively normal child completes the family. The structure of ‘Sylvia Rose’ is unconventional with R.J.King employing metafiction, stream of consciousness and scripted passages.
◊ RJ King