Oh! Zone

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1980s & '90s

Anne I. Page

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Oh! Zone is the story of a woman with dissociative amnesia. As she hitchhikes across the US trying to rediscover her identity, her personal past and the traumatic event that triggered her amnesia is revealed.



Short Summary

We first see Zoenelle, a twenty-something woman, hitchhiking in the western United States in the mid ‘80s. As she rides with various people who snatch her from the side of the road for their own specific reasons, it becomes apparent that Zoenelle has no idea who she is.

The unexpectedly happy ending results in Zoenelle being reunited with her child and her lover, and recovering her lost memory.


Western and Southwestern Us and upstate NY

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Zoenelle Flynn

Age: mid to late twenties

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Educated,Funny,Empathetic,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Margeurite

Age: mid to late twenties

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heartthrob,Sexy,Confident,Complex,Empathetic,Educated,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Gary

Age: thirty

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Uneducated,Religious,Masculine,Narcisstic

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

What if you lost your identity? Would you reveal that fact to strangers? What if all you see are strangers? Zoenelle has no idea where she is going, in fact she has no idea who she is. She is not existentially searching for her identity; she has literally lost the memory of her personal past. She appears to be a free spirit, hitchhiking across the US, but it is clear when she speaks that she is intelligent and highly educated, and that her extensive scientific knowledge is unaffected by her dissociative amnesia. Oh! Zone would be an excellent TV series as it is episodic in nature. Each new encounter or flashback to Zoenelle’s past imagines a new setting and new, interesting characters. Solving the mystery of her life is Zoenelle’s objective. As she begins to reestablish some sense of who she may be as a person, her amnesia recurs during the closest of intimate contact: (not necessarily mind-blowing) sex. The puzzle pieces of her past form a parallel narrative thread from her childhood with a single mother, younger brother, and grandmother to the traumatic moment that initiates her disconnect from the world. An unplanned pregnancy and expedient marriage hinder Zoenelle's graduate studies, but when her husband’s sister comes to stay with them to help take care of the baby, all of their lives change. Zoenelle faces court proceedings, dismissal from the graduate program, and devastating loss.

About The Author

Anne I.Page is a graduate of the MFA program from Queens University of Charlotte. Page has a BS in microbiology and has worked in public health and pharmaceutical microbiology laboratories. Page is currently a lecturer at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: LGBT Leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Smashwords

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available



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