Licking The Salt Block

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GOTHIC HISTORICAL FICTION SUSPENSE / THRILLER

1940s & '50s

Jan Fink

Logline

Licking The Salt Block is the story of a young girl growing up with dysfunctional parents in the Deep South during the 50s and 60s when racial and social prejudices were at their peak. She struggles with the cruelty of people around her, leaving her with feelings of shame and anger that have far reaching effects on her life.

Genre

Gothic, Historical Fiction, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34,13-17,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Deep South

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Fifth Estate Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Had my heart long ago turned yellow and poisonous like the bitterweed? With the killing of James Lee had I destroyed the farm long before the rattlers came and left their musk? Had I become the very thing I dreaded the most? A natural born killer? Do I regret my actions and my survival?

Ending Description

For now, I can only tell you that in my mind I'll always be the child I never got to be. But I survived all who took my childhood from me. I was doomed from the beginning. All my efforts were doomed by design. My innocence was vulnerable to wickedness. My innocence was my doom.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

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

Plot - Premise

,Surviving life in the deep south during the 50s and 60s.,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Other

Main Character Details

Name: Larraine

Age: 53

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Obedient, Empathetic, Honorable, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: James Lee

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: George Reynolds

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Blunt, Complex, Desperate, Unapologetic, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Cordie

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Religious, Selfless, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Perseverance, Uneducated

Logline

Licking The Salt Block is the story of a young girl growing up with dysfunctional parents in the Deep South during the 50s and 60s when racial and social prejudices were at their peak. She struggles with the cruelty of people around her, leaving her with feelings of shame and anger that have far reaching effects on her life.

Short Summary

Had my heart long ago turned yellow and poisonous like the bitterweed? With the killing of James Lee had I destroyed the farm long before the rattlers came and left their musk? Had I become the very thing I dreaded the most? A natural born killer? Do I regret my actions and my survival?


For now, I can only tell you that in my mind I'll always be the child I never got to be. But I survived all who took my childhood from me. I was doomed from the beginning. All my efforts were doomed by design. My innocence was vulnerable to wickedness. My innocence was my doom.

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Core Theme

,Surviving life in the deep south during the 50s and 60s.,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Other

Characters

Main Character

Name: Larraine

Age: 53

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Obedient, Empathetic, Honorable, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous

Character 1

Name: James Lee

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass

Character 2

Name: George Reynolds

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Blunt, Complex, Desperate, Unapologetic, Aggressive

Character 3

Name: Cordie

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Religious, Selfless, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Empathetic, Engaging, Gracious, Perseverance, Uneducated

Supplemental Materials

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