Grace Ungiven (and the innocents left to yearn)

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CRIME DRAMA HISTORICAL FICTION

2000s

Jeff R. Kelland

Logline

A broken church … … a broken man … … one tragic story.

Genre

Crime, Drama, Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Waterford, Maine (fictional)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Mickey Kavanaugh, a deeply troubled man, estranged and living in self-imposed exile for seventeen years due to sexual abuse he experienced as a Catholic altar boy, reappears with evidence that could bring the abusing priest to justice, and he contacts a few old friends to enlist their help...

Ending Description

Following the murder-suicide of the priest by Mickey, the "team" find a way to continue the fight for justice that Mickey started, and they derive a measure of peace and redemption in retrieving Mickey's body for a private burial.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Mickey Kavanaugh

Age: 43

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Insecure, Sarcastic, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Frank Casey

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Perseverance, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Father Seamus O'Connor

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Engaging, Greedy, Power-hungry, Manipulative, Outspoken, Religious, Confident, Decisive, Narcissistic, Criminal, Educated, Secretive, Sophisticated, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sister Catherine Brennen

Age: 56

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Gracious, Honorable, Modest, Religious, Secretive, Sexy, Empathetic

Logline

A broken church … … a broken man … … one tragic story.

Short Summary

Mickey Kavanaugh, a deeply troubled man, estranged and living in self-imposed exile for seventeen years due to sexual abuse he experienced as a Catholic altar boy, reappears with evidence that could bring the abusing priest to justice, and he contacts a few old friends to enlist their help...


Following the murder-suicide of the priest by Mickey, the "team" find a way to continue the fight for justice that Mickey started, and they derive a measure of peace and redemption in retrieving Mickey's body for a private burial.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Mickey Kavanaugh

Age: 43

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Insecure, Sarcastic, Secretive

Character 1

Name: Frank Casey

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Perseverance, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated

Character 2

Name: Father Seamus O'Connor

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Engaging, Greedy, Power-hungry, Manipulative, Outspoken, Religious, Confident, Decisive, Narcissistic, Criminal, Educated, Secretive, Sophisticated, Unapologetic

Character 3

Name: Sister Catherine Brennen

Age: 56

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Gracious, Honorable, Modest, Religious, Secretive, Sexy, Empathetic

Supplemental Materials