High Road Chasing the Yellow Jersey

David Chauner dmc@davidchauner.com 1248779141179

EPIC ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER ACTION ADVENTURE DRAMA

1980s & '90s

David Chauner

Logline

High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey is a novel about a talented young athlete, Kurt Dufour, who, through bizarre circumstances, gets a shot at winning the Tour de France. But in order to do so he must face decisions that test his character, his ethics and his will to survive in a sport that is rife with deception and manipulation.

Genre

Epic, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure, Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

Connecticut, Mexico, France

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Starting Description

A young man with undiscovered athletic talent is given a second chance in life and through unusual circumstances, becomes a contender to win the Tour de France. He is forced to examine his character when his chance at victory becomes a bizarre game of deceit and manipulation.

Ending Description

Faced with a media sensationalist hungry to uncover the sordid back story of what happened in the most sensational Tour de France, the protagonist slips away to Australia and a new life away from cycling.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Kurt Dufour

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Engaging, Honorable, Complex, Confident, Heroic, Leader, Perseverance, Romantic, Adventurous, Aspiring, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Underdog, Charming, Decisive, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Jacques Poulain

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Secretive, Aggressive, Unapologetic, Desperate, Masculine, Uneducated, Confident, Outspoken, Villainous, Greedy, Manipulative, Leader, Badass, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: John Patterson

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Obedient, Selfless, Adventurous, Aggressive, Complex, Outspoken, Secretive, Confident, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Masculine, Aspiring, Charming, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Jennifer Scott

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Faithful, Educated, Engaging, Heartthrob, Honorable, Aspiring, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Outspoken, Perseverance

Logline

High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey is a novel about a talented young athlete, Kurt Dufour, who, through bizarre circumstances, gets a shot at winning the Tour de France. But in order to do so he must face decisions that test his character, his ethics and his will to survive in a sport that is rife with deception and manipulation.

Short Summary

A young man with undiscovered athletic talent is given a second chance in life and through unusual circumstances, becomes a contender to win the Tour de France. He is forced to examine his character when his chance at victory becomes a bizarre game of deceit and manipulation.


Faced with a media sensationalist hungry to uncover the sordid back story of what happened in the most sensational Tour de France, the protagonist slips away to Australia and a new life away from cycling.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Kurt Dufour

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Engaging, Honorable, Complex, Confident, Heroic, Leader, Perseverance, Romantic, Adventurous, Aspiring, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Underdog, Charming, Decisive, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Gracious, Masculine

Character 1

Name: Jacques Poulain

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Secretive, Aggressive, Unapologetic, Desperate, Masculine, Uneducated, Confident, Outspoken, Villainous, Greedy, Manipulative, Leader, Badass, Power-hungry

Character 2

Name: John Patterson

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Obedient, Selfless, Adventurous, Aggressive, Complex, Outspoken, Secretive, Confident, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Masculine, Aspiring, Charming, Perseverance

Character 3

Name: Jennifer Scott

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Faithful, Educated, Engaging, Heartthrob, Honorable, Aspiring, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Outspoken, Perseverance

Supplemental Materials

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