A true odyssey

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Hector Sanguino

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A true odyssey is a battle between the misfortune and courage. Where the most vulnerable of the two contenders, in this case Moises, when had not option, come out victorious. He, by dishonest way put an obstacle to his fate and achieved to give a setback to it. With this unexpected change, he could realize that, “no matter how difficult the problem is, there is always a solution”



Short Summary

On the evening of the company's anniversary, one of the shareholders was recounting his life-story in front of the audience. “I was twelve when my mother died” he began. “Due to this calamity, my stepfather, who had a debt to pay after losing a bet, decided to sell me as merchandise to the Chinese.

In the end, Moisés discovers a way to defeat his destiny, and misfortune no longer possesses the power to shape his life. This novel about love and personal growth is set in Colombia during the recent decades of ongoing political violence.


This story took place in Colombia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Moises

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Hangsel

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Rocio, Mayra

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Charles, Joel

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Adventurous

Development Pitch

I see this story as a film because this novel is an example of personal improvement where its protagonist teaches us don’t give up without no matter how difficult the situation is. Without doubt its drama will be catches the audience from the epilogue to the end. I think the spectator' will identify with A true Odyssey because after they watched it, many people would like to have the courageous showed by Moises, his principal character.

About The Author

Biography Hector Sanguino was born in Convención, Colombia. His dream to become a writer began in high school. Years later, Sanguino began to write again and he published his first Spanish novel, “Una odisea criolla". Months after this publication, Sanguino emigrated to Canada, where he would be participated in the Hispanic Literary contest in Calgary, with “Un bello sueño". Children's story, which obtained second prize. Among his other published works are, “La misión de los elegidos” “Las secuelas de la traición” and “Las manchas del diamante. A true Odyssey is Sanguino’s first novel written in English.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Libros en red

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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