Baby Snakes

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HISTORICAL FICTION DRAMA EPIC COMEDY

19th Century

Demarest Campbell

Logline

19th Century Calcutta, the decadent, bleached capital built to house the bureaucracy of one of the most powerful and complex Empires in world history, makes strange bedfellows of the glamorous and dangerous, as represented by the elite, unconventional Moran family, their colourful acquaintances, and their by-blows. One must be mad to like Calcutta. It is an enigma wrapped in decay and a good place to go insane unnoticed. Delia Moran liked Calcutta very much.

Genre

Historical Fiction,,Drama,Epic,Comedy

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Calcutta, Provence, Paris, Chitral, Oxford

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Starting Description

In turn-of-the-Century Calcutta, Police Medical Examiner, Dr. E.B. Charron, feels protective of Delia, the Bohemian, meddlesome, only legitimate child of the aristocratic Moran family who might be more than merely harmlessly eccentric.

Ending Description

Everyone dies diferently

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Incest, Substance Abuse,Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

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

Plot - Premise

,Treason,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Delia Moran

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Engaging, Funny, Secretive,Sophisticated,Charming,Aspiring,Adventurous,Secretive,Funny,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr Edwin Charron

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Insecure, Complex,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Oleksander Shevchenko

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Confident, Criminal, Engaging, Manipulative, Seductive, Aggressive, Charming, Villainous, Lone Wolf, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Decisive,Adventurous,Masculine,Aggressive,Charming,Sexy,Criminal,Power Hungry,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Lone Wolf,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable

Logline

19th Century Calcutta, the decadent, bleached capital built to house the bureaucracy of one of the most powerful and complex Empires in world history, makes strange bedfellows of the glamorous and dangerous, as represented by the elite, unconventional Moran family, their colourful acquaintances, and their by-blows. One must be mad to like Calcutta. It is an enigma wrapped in decay and a good place to go insane unnoticed. Delia Moran liked Calcutta very much.

Short Summary

In turn-of-the-Century Calcutta, Police Medical Examiner, Dr. E.B. Charron, feels protective of Delia, the Bohemian, meddlesome, only legitimate child of the aristocratic Moran family who might be more than merely harmlessly eccentric.


Everyone dies diferently

Development Pitch

A cinematic, unsentimental, wry Victorian novel about clandestine relationships, opium, and treason set during the height of the British Raj.

About The Author

Born in New York City, raised in London and Calcutta, the author misspent her youth devouring books on history, absorbing the Classics, and listening to first-hand tales of the Raj from antique relatives. Each side of her family had a four century history in East India as tea planters, in shipping, and in the military. A long-time biographee of Marquis Who's Who, she served for thirty-five years as the Charge Scenic Artist of the Tony Award winning American Conservatory Theater and an additional six years as a scenic artist of the San Francisco Opera.

Core Theme

,Treason,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Delia Moran

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Engaging, Funny, Secretive,Sophisticated,Charming,Aspiring,Adventurous,Secretive,Funny,Engaging

Character 1

Name: Dr Edwin Charron

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Insecure, Complex,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Educated

Character 2

Name: Oleksander Shevchenko

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Confident, Criminal, Engaging, Manipulative, Seductive, Aggressive, Charming, Villainous, Lone Wolf, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Decisive,Adventurous,Masculine,Aggressive,Charming,Sexy,Criminal,Power Hungry,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Lone Wolf,Educated

Character 3

Name: Richard

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable

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