The Ropewalk

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER

1960s & '70s

John Knauf

Logline

The Ropewalk is about two teachers who are cut off by storms at a remote boarding school on the coast of Maine. The dormitory, an old ropewalk from the 18th century, is huge and poorly lighted, and the two must confront the reality that they are not alone in the building. But they are totally unprepared for what they find, and the discovery could change the history of New England forever.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

The coast of Maine, north of Machias Bay, near the border with Canada.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2011

Starting Description

Time: late 1970s; Location: the northeast coast of Maine; Place: a boarding school that uses a renovated 18th century ropewalk as a dormitory; Characters: two teachers and a child; Dilemma: trapped by snowstorms; Conflict: someone else is in the ropewalk.

Ending Description

Egan stumbles upon groundbreaking evidence that could change Native American history forever. But the picture that emerges is not the one he expected, and he is left with the choice of guarding what he’s learned or making himself famous at the cost of everything he’s come to cherish.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

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Main Character Details

Name: Egan Drummond

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Margaret Gillespie

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Gracious, Sexy, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Educated, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sonya Gillespie

Age: 6

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Underdog, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Sil Muraceau

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Aggressive, Badass, Secretive, Masculine, Uneducated, Blunt, Honorable, Lone Wolf

Logline

The Ropewalk is about two teachers who are cut off by storms at a remote boarding school on the coast of Maine. The dormitory, an old ropewalk from the 18th century, is huge and poorly lighted, and the two must confront the reality that they are not alone in the building. But they are totally unprepared for what they find, and the discovery could change the history of New England forever.

Short Summary

Time: late 1970s; Location: the northeast coast of Maine; Place: a boarding school that uses a renovated 18th century ropewalk as a dormitory; Characters: two teachers and a child; Dilemma: trapped by snowstorms; Conflict: someone else is in the ropewalk.


Egan stumbles upon groundbreaking evidence that could change Native American history forever. But the picture that emerges is not the one he expected, and he is left with the choice of guarding what he’s learned or making himself famous at the cost of everything he’s come to cherish.

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Core Theme

Characters

Main Character

Name: Egan Drummond

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Masculine

Character 1

Name: Margaret Gillespie

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Gracious, Sexy, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Educated, Empathetic

Character 2

Name: Sonya Gillespie

Age: 6

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Underdog, Uneducated

Character 3

Name: Sil Muraceau

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Aggressive, Badass, Secretive, Masculine, Uneducated, Blunt, Honorable, Lone Wolf

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