The Twenty and One Nights

Barbara de la Cuesta barbdela@hotmail.com 1447393230907

COMEDY DRAMA FAMILY

1960s & '70s

Barbara de la Cuesta

Logline

He divorced me, so why is he walking into my kitchen in the middle of suppertime, Carrie yells to her housemate Hester. He fell asleep, he says, he got off the train at the old stop. So then Hester invites him for dinner. Afterward, he falls asleep and stays the night. Next day he’s ill and stays three weeks while Hester jollies him with tales of ex-urban boredom and why she left her husband. Their children look on. And then something awful happens and everything changes.

Genre

Comedy, Drama, Family

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Central NJ suburb

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Running Wild Press

Year Published: 2020

Starting Description

Story takes place in an old rented house in town center shared by two divorced women, Carrie and Hester, and their children. One evening Carrie's ex-husband, Ned walks in, having absent-mindedly gotten off the train in the town where he used to live with Carrie.

Ending Description

Carrie and Ned's son Robin attempts suicide. Hester discovers him in time. Carrie and Ned reconcile and go out for the beer he drunkenly invited her to the night he stumbled into their kitchen.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Hester

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Carrie

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Ned

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

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Logline

He divorced me, so why is he walking into my kitchen in the middle of suppertime, Carrie yells to her housemate Hester. He fell asleep, he says, he got off the train at the old stop. So then Hester invites him for dinner. Afterward, he falls asleep and stays the night. Next day he’s ill and stays three weeks while Hester jollies him with tales of ex-urban boredom and why she left her husband. Their children look on. And then something awful happens and everything changes.

Short Summary

Story takes place in an old rented house in town center shared by two divorced women, Carrie and Hester, and their children. One evening Carrie's ex-husband, Ned walks in, having absent-mindedly gotten off the train in the town where he used to live with Carrie.


Carrie and Ned's son Robin attempts suicide. Hester discovers him in time. Carrie and Ned reconcile and go out for the beer he drunkenly invited her to the night he stumbled into their kitchen.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Hester

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Character 1

Name: Carrie

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous

Character 2

Name: Ned

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring

Supplemental Materials

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