Ian Tremblay 1229461717051



Ian Tremblay

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The Illegal and the Refugee-An American Love Story is a tale of tragedy and triumph that highlights the difficulties and hardships of Latino immigration to the United States. With roots set in Mexico and Cuba, it is a story about letting go of the past, the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity and of deep unconditional love.


Political, Drama, Romance

Short Summary

In the first two parts of the story, two similar life experiences, one in Havana and one in Mexico City happen at about the same time, setting in motion events that will lead the two protagonists in the third part of the story, to the United States where they will eventually meet and fall in love.

After their fortuitous encounter in Miami, the similarities of Maria and Ernesto's stories and the extraordinary coincidences that brought them together creates a bond between them, and they fall in love, happy to have found each other and excited about the future.


Mexico City, Havana, Cuba, Miami, Los Angeles

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Maria Torres is a first-year University student in Mexico City. An extrovert, she is outspoken, eloquent, impulsive and passionate. She is a social activist and idealist and committed to helping the poor and less fortunate. For Maria there is no cause not worth fighting for.

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Romantic, Outspoken, Educated, Faithful, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Heroic, Gracious, Leader, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Ernesto Rodriguez is a young street wise entrepreneur living in Havana Cuba. He is handsome and proud and is known for his innate kindness and quiet decency. He is cool and laid back, but when his loathing of the Cuban communist regime comes up, is Spanish blood boils over and he has trouble containing himself. He dreams of fleeing to Miami where he has family in order to start a new life.

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Gracious, Masculine, Sexy, Honorable, Outspoken, Romantic, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Unapologetic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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