American Strays

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APOCALYPTIC COMEDY DRAMA EPIC GOTHIC ADVENTURE FAMILY FANTASY MYSTERY POLITICAL RELIGIOUS SATIRE HORROR BIOGRAPHICAL

20th Century (multiple decades),2000s,Contemporary,Across Centuries

Douglas Richardson

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Logline

A carnival barker's worst nightmare brought to life: a compendium of freaks, physically and psychically scarred, seeking redemption and attention.

Genre

Apocalyptic,Comedy,Drama,Epic,Gothic,Adventure,Family,Fantasy,Mystery,Political,Religious,Satire,Horror,Biographical

Short Summary

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Setting

Hollywood, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Boston

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Zachary R.

Age: Story spans his entire life, which ends approximately in his early 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Crazy,Heroic,Adventurous,Modest,Desperate,Religious,Empathetic,Engaging,Visionary,Selfless,Honorable

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Development Pitch

Nothing in their life stories resembles yours, except their humanity and pathos. A carnival barker's worst nightmare brought to life: a compendium of freaks, physically and psychically scarred, seeking redemption and attention. Chloe Red and Kay Sutter, age and youth, guile and beguiling. H. Charles Branhoover and H. James Branhoover, each with a hand holding that of Death. Bernrd Red, firstborn son without a legacy, self-styled cooler, preppy hoodlum. Zachary R., failed chosen one, father and husband, benevolently misguided by an angel of sorts. From the rivers of Pittsburgh to the streets of New Orleans, cut-rate rooms in a Hollywood youth hostel and ashes floating on the depths of a bottomless lake, these American Strays enter and exit one another's lives, bringing justice and misery, humor and mercy, asking more questions than providing answers.

About The Author

Douglas Richardson is a novelist and poet who lives in Santa Ana, California, with his wife Jen and cat Wes. American Strays, the book submitted for consideration here, consists of three stories: The Corruption of Zachary R., Trust Fund Baby, and Kay Sutter Through the Ages. Douglas submitted the first two stories to Kirkus Reviews and received excellent reviews on both.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Weak Creature Press

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-0984242474