Colours in the Spectrum

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DRAMA FAMILY ROMANCE LGBT

1980s & '90s

JAYANT SWAMY

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A tale of of friendship and love, trust and betrayal, and hope and despair.

Genre

Drama, Family, Romance, LGBT

Short Summary

At thirty five, Karan's life in Los Angeles is in shambles. The women he loved have deceived him. The child he parented is taken away. His God-given gift of synesthesia is gone. Karen is penitent he once humiliated Danny, a friend who wanted more. Seeking atonement he returns to Bangalore.


Karan confronts the truth through a complex interplay of agony, forgiveness and grief and redeems himself.

Setting

LOS ANGELES, BANGALORE

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Karan

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Insecure, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Charming, Desperate, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Insecure,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Indu

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Beautiful, Manipulative, Sexy, Aggressive, Aspiring,Confident,Sexy,Power Hungry,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Danny

Age: 35

Gender: Lgbt

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Heroic, Romantic, Secretive, Underdog,Secretive,Empathetic,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Arjun

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Engaging,Funny

Development Pitch

Colours in the Spectrum is a very visual novel. It is the coming of age story of a male protagonist in his mid 30s. There is loads of drama surrounding his multiple love affairs, his complex relationships with four friends and a back story involving his parents. The story does some back and forth between the natty 90s and the simple 70s when the protagonist and his friends were all teenagers. The story oscillates between Los Angeles and Bangalore. Several chapters are episodic and several of them end as potential cliff-hangers. The book offers suitable material for a web series or TV series of 7-8 episodes.

About The Author

Born and bred in idyllic Bangalore, Jayant lives in scenic Seattle. He holds an MBA from The Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore and has donned different professional hats over the years β€” Management Consultant, Corporate Trainer, Business and Technology Manager, Financial Planner, Faculty at Business Schools. His debut novel Colours in the Spectrum was published in 2013. His second novel Family Secrets is complete and awaits publication. An avid reader since childhood, Jayant was always enamoured by the power of the written word and the intricacies of the English language. While he had several stories going on in his head and penned some of them partially on paper, the real impetus to heed his calling and practice his passion came in the form of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, which he happened to read while immigrating to the US. That is when Colours in the Spectrum was born. Thereafter, Jayant completed the Certificate Program in Literary Fiction at the University of Washington. Ever since, Jayant has compiled and edited two non-fiction publications β€” anthologies of true incidents from the life of a gifted humanitarian. An inveterate movie fan, he has written the script for a full-length feature film tentatively titled Apne Sapney and is seeking serious takers. In his free time, Jayant volunteers with professional organizations in the Seattle area. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IIM Americas β€” an alumni association of premier B-schools. His wife Vidhya is a Human Resources professional and a dilettante marathon runner.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: LEADSTART PUBLISHING (INDIA)

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-93-82473-63-3