American Season

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DRAMA FAMILY MEMOIR MYSTERY SUSPENSE/THRILLER ROMANCE

1980s & '90s

Doug Pinkston

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Born and raised in southern Mississippi, John Colton works his way into a scholarship at the prestigious Lassiter University in upstate Connecticut. Nothing in his upbringing, background or history could prepare him for the challenges which he would come to face in his senior year.

Genre

Drama,Family,Memoir,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller,Romance

Short Summary

Born and raised in southern Mississippi, John Colton works his way into a scholarship at the prestigious Lassiter University in upstate Connecticut. Nothing in his upbringing, background or history could prepare him for the challenges which he would come to face in his senior year.


It is the simple game of football, strangely, that provides the central focus and resolution to all these swirls of life. As John recounts, late into his last season: It no longer seemed like a simple game to me. It had become a job, a burden. If I'd had to play another game just for my own sake...

Setting

Mississippi & Connecticut

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Rebellion Against 'The One',Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

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

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: John Colton

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Modest,Aspiring,Complex,Selfless,Engaging,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Professor Strache

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Visionary,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Michelle Puckett

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Underdog,Modest,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Heartthrob,Insecure,Naive

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Born and raised in southern Mississippi, John Colton works his way into a scholarship at the prestigious Lassiter University in upstate Connecticut. Nothing in his upbringing, background or history could prepare him for the challenges which he would come to face in his senior year there, trying to play his last season of football in the midst of a continual series of challenges, involving his family, his team, his love life, his future, his understandings of America and his very beliefs in values of mankind. To work his way through this maze of conflicting influences and events John Colton relies on his brilliant, enigmatic older sister, a captivating and wise English professor, his closest friends, a mystical and street-smart receiver from upstate New York, and the inner disciplines and faiths of his upbringing. American Season is a serious novel, written with an ear for the realities of American culture and youth, a sense of humor and the delights of the language. It is the simple game of football, strangely, that provides the central focus and resolution to all these swirls of life. As John recounts, late into his last season: It no longer seemed like a simple game to me. It had become a job, a burden. If I'd had to play another game just for my own sake, then I would have called it quits; but this game was no longer about me.

About The Author

Doug Pinkston has been writing both fiction and non-fiction books, short stories, memoirs and poems for over 30 years. He has published numerous short stories, memoirs and poems in various literary journals and online websites. His personal memoir of Grayton Beach, Florida can be read on the GraytonBeach.com website, under the History section. A full catalog is available at DougPinkston.com.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Booklocker.com

Year Published: 2000

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-60145-864-3