INNOCENT PEOPLE

Judith R. Robinson alongtheserivers@gmail.com 3712478085274

DRAMA FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE

1960s & '70s

Judith R. Robinson

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A STORY SET IN DIFFICULT, CHANGING TIMES. YOUNG LOVERS FACING REALITIES OF WAR, INJUSTICE.

Genre

Drama,Family,Historical Fiction,Romance

Short Summary

MARA MEETS DENNIS, ATTRACTION GROWS INTO LOVE. SHE IS MORE VULNERABLE, BUT HE IS THE ONE WHO IS MANIPULATED. A CAST OF OTHER CHARACTERS EFFECT CHANGES, SEEK TO CONTROL OUTCOMES. STORY IS TOLD AGAINST TURBULENT TIMES IN AMERICA.


MARA AND DENNIS MATURE. THEY EXPERIENCE A GREAT DEAL. AS THEIR STORY UNFOLDS MANY SUBPLOTS ARE WOVEN. CONFLICTS ARE RESOLVED. AGAINST ALL ODDS DENNIS NEARLY PREVAILS. BY THE STORY'S END, THERE IS LOSS AND RESOLUTION.

Setting

PITTSBURGH, PA, FORT DIX, NJ, VIETNAM

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: MARA SNYDER

Age: 16-20'S

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Aspiring,Complex,Romantic,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: DENNIS MANNING

Age: 17-20'S

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Romantic,Heroic,Unapologetic,Engaging,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: TWO FAMILIES, TOWNSPEOPLE, CLERGY, DOCTORS

Age: ALL AGES

Gender: Other

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Unapologetic,Desperate,Decisive,Religious,Patriotic,Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: FAMILIES, DOCTORS, CLERGY, POLITICIANS, SOLDIERS

Age: ALL AGES

Gender: Other

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Confident,Desperate,Decisive,Blunt,Religious

Development Pitch

INNOCENT PEOPLE IS A NOVEL THAT REVEALS A THEME OF A WORLD IN FLUX, BUT HUMAN EMOTION QUITE UNCHANGING: LOVERS STRUGGLING AGAINST THE TIDES OF UNFAIRNESS, BOTH WITHIN AND BEYOND THEIR CONTROL. THIS NOVEL PRESENTS A VIVID AND FULLY REALIZED LOVE, AND A VERY CLEAR DEPICTION OF AMERICAN VALUES AND DIFFICULTIES IN THE VIETNAM ERA. LOVE IS CHALLENGED BY MANIPULATION AND INJUSTICE, AS IN THE TURBULENT BACKGROUND AMERICAN VALUES ARE QUESTIONED. EXPERIENCE CHANGES THE CHARACTERS AND INNOCENCE IS LOST.

About The Author

Judith R. Robinson* is an editor, teacher, fiction writer, poet and visual artist. A 1980 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she is listed in the Directory of American Poets and Writers. She has published 75+ poems, five poetry collections, one fiction collection; one novel; edited or co-edited eleven poetry collections. Teacher: Osher at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Newest edited collection is “Speak, Speak,” poetry of Gene Hirsch, Cyberwit.com 2020. Newest collection is, “Carousel,” poetry and fiction, Lummox Press, 2017. Latest gallery exhibit was “The Numbers Keep Changing,” at The Pittsburgh Holocaust Center, April -June, 2019. *publication info & credits, art exhibitions, awards, including Pushcart nomination, on request or at: www.judithrrobinson.com alongtheserivers@gmail.com

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: AMAZON

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

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