Set at Random

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1920s & '30s

Declan Dunne

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A teenage boy from the Texas heartland is drawn into a comedy whirlwind; rolling up his sleeves in the fight to publish the most outrageous book ever written.


Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

A teenage boy Set Wright blazes a trail through suffocating censors and puritanical organizations to help lift the US ban on James Joyce’s Ulysses. The battle culminates in the greatest literary trial of the twentieth century.


Texas, New York, Paris

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Set Wright

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Outspoken, Perseverance, Selfless, Aspiring, Empathetic, Faithful, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Adventurous, Blunt, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Morris L. Ernst

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Funny, Honorable, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Bennett Cerf

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring, Blunt, Outspoken, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Aurora Haltigan

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Romantic, Aspiring, Charming, Educated, Naive, Sexy

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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