Shedding Ailish

Book Cover

DRAMA

Contemporary

Elizabeth Allen

Logline

Ailish O’Hara escapes the Church, her family and ultimately Ireland with one objective – to forget. But no matter how far she runs or how deep she travels into the seductive world of pleasure seeking and defiant self-discovery, she cannot escape the theme of her childhood and the healing of family, who patiently await her return. Uncensored and deeply sensitive, Shedding Ailish is an unabashed and vulnerable coming of age story written with lyrical elegance and emotional candor. Ultimately it is a story of coming home.

Genre

Drama

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Setting

Dublin, London, Los Angeles

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Createspace

Year Published: 2019

Starting Description

In order to save herself from an unprotected childhood, seventeen year old Ailish escapes Ireland and travels the world, seeking out affection in unique ways, all the while trying to forget her family and the unhealed parts of her past.

Ending Description

The invisible embrace of a life fully lived had become the fabric of her days, back home in Ireland, being loved by Devlin, building a relationship with Siobhan after burying most of her family. Yet Ailish knew she would never forget where she had been and the events that had shaped her life.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

9781729226889

Mature Audience Themes

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Sexual Abuse,Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Ailish

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Insecure,Outspoken,Seductive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Mother

Age: 47

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Unapologetic,Narcisstic,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Siobhan sister

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Strong Moral Code,Charming,Confident,Educated,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Niamh sister

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Clumsy, Insecure,Underdog,Insecure

Logline

Ailish O’Hara escapes the Church, her family and ultimately Ireland with one objective – to forget. But no matter how far she runs or how deep she travels into the seductive world of pleasure seeking and defiant self-discovery, she cannot escape the theme of her childhood and the healing of family, who patiently await her return. Uncensored and deeply sensitive, Shedding Ailish is an unabashed and vulnerable coming of age story written with lyrical elegance and emotional candor. Ultimately it is a story of coming home.

Short Summary

In order to save herself from an unprotected childhood, seventeen year old Ailish escapes Ireland and travels the world, seeking out affection in unique ways, all the while trying to forget her family and the unhealed parts of her past.


The invisible embrace of a life fully lived had become the fabric of her days, back home in Ireland, being loved by Devlin, building a relationship with Siobhan after burying most of her family. Yet Ailish knew she would never forget where she had been and the events that had shaped her life.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Born and raised in Ireland, the author won a Green Card in the Lottery in the early 90's and transplanted to California. This is her first novel.

Core Theme

Voyage and Return,Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Ailish

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Insecure,Outspoken,Seductive,Unapologetic

Character 1

Name: Mother

Age: 47

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Unapologetic,Narcisstic,Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: Siobhan sister

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Strong Moral Code,Charming,Confident,Educated,Sophisticated

Character 3

Name: Niamh sister

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Clumsy, Insecure,Underdog,Insecure

Supplemental Materials

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