Beneath the Universe

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DRAMA HISTORICAL FICTION POLITICAL WAR MELODRAMA

1940s & '50s

Jennifer Gaskill Miller

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As an SS officer, Blaz' belief in the Reich and its ideals is absolute. His young daughter, 6 year old Cora, is desperate for her father's love but is constantly passed over as he is consumed by his hope for a son. When a boy is finally born, tragedy will make them both question all they believe. "Beneath the Universe" asks not only how a person can be taught to hate but how one taught to hate can learn to love.

Genre

Drama, Historical Fiction, Political, War, Melodrama,

Short Summary

Working as a high ranking officer in the Mauthausen camp, Blaz' senses of duty and morality are constantly at odds. Cora lives for her father's attention and will do anything to win his love. A son is born with a winged arm forcing them at odds not only with themselves but with one another.


Blaz chooses his beliefs over his family and prepares to exterminate his own son but is stopped by his daughter who has found her courage in the face of her father's cowardice. After accidentally killing Blaz, Cora and the baby return home and are secreted away to America by her mother's friend.

Setting

Mauthausen Concentration Camp

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

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

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Blaz

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Patriotic, Decisive, Complex, Insecure, Obedient, Romantic, Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Cora

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Desperate, Empathetic, Obedient, Heroic, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Theatrice

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Beautiful, Desperate, Greedy, Seductive, Skillful, Charming, Crazy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sexy, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Giselle

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Modest, Selfless, Charming, Educated, Faithful, Gracious, Beautiful, Obedient, Patriotic, Romantic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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