We Are of Dust

Clare Coombes  clarecoombeswriter@gmail.com 1354461282363

HISTORICAL FICTION POLITICAL YOUNG ADULT WAR SUSPENSE / THRILLER ROMANCE

1920s & '30s

Clare Coombes

Logline

Historical thriller about a Jewish girl and a Nazi-indoctrinated boy trying to escape pre-WW2 Germany, set within a ship of resistance fighters, refugees and spies.

Genre

Historical Fiction, Political, Young Adult, War, Suspense / Thriller, Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Berlin, Hamburg, Atlantic Ocean, Cuba, Miami, Europe

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

We Are of Dust, is the first of a trilogy of books that gives voice to a story fairly unknown; an event regarded by historians as the major pre-cursor to the Holocaust. It also looks at situations where those considered enemies of the Reich fought back.

Ending Description

The ship is turned away from Cuba, America and Canada, with the passengers convinced it will return to Germany, and certain death. They take down the gestapo agent and uncover the spy. They face a battle at every port but eventually find refuge.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Alice Sommer and Kurt Hertz

Age: 18

Gender:

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Underdog, Decisive, Outspoken, Religious, Charming, Confident, Unapologetic, Complex, Leader, Visionary, Educated, Modest, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Eli Lewis

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Religious, Decisive, Educated, Charming, Complex, Honorable, Secretive, Underdog, Aspiring, Empathetic, Leader

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Logline

Historical thriller about a Jewish girl and a Nazi-indoctrinated boy trying to escape pre-WW2 Germany, set within a ship of resistance fighters, refugees and spies.

Short Summary

We Are of Dust, is the first of a trilogy of books that gives voice to a story fairly unknown; an event regarded by historians as the major pre-cursor to the Holocaust. It also looks at situations where those considered enemies of the Reich fought back.


The ship is turned away from Cuba, America and Canada, with the passengers convinced it will return to Germany, and certain death. They take down the gestapo agent and uncover the spy. They face a battle at every port but eventually find refuge.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Alice Sommer and Kurt Hertz

Age: 18

Gender:

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Underdog, Decisive, Outspoken, Religious, Charming, Confident, Unapologetic, Complex, Leader, Visionary, Educated, Modest, Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Eli Lewis

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Engaging, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Religious, Decisive, Educated, Charming, Complex, Honorable, Secretive, Underdog, Aspiring, Empathetic, Leader

Supplemental Materials