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20th Century (multiple decades)

Lindsay Wincherauk

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Born a Crime crosses paths with Kafka in this engrossing, true, coming-of-age tale of a 43-year-old man who accidentally uncovers a dark family secret, leading him to a haunting journey of self-discovery and a quest to come to terms with his family’s deep-rooted flaws.


Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Action, Drama, Family, Memoir, Biographical, Mystery,,LGBT,Biographical,Comedy,Drama,Family,Memoir

Short Summary

As the youngest of seven, Lindsay watched both of his parents die in the mid-1980s (two-years apart), from the Big C, 16-years later he accidentally discovers while renewing his passport, the people he watched die, were not his real parents. He dives back into his life to find the missing pieces.

After cobbling together many of life's missing pieces, Lindsay comes to a place of understanding with a powerful message that life is often bigger than who we are. Be kind!


Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Jamaica, Panama, Miami, Calgary, Montreal, London, Amsterdam, Munich, Venice, Florence, Monte Carlo, Sitges, Paris

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

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

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity, Nudity, Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Lindsay Wincherauk

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Leader, Masculine, Underdog, Aspiring, Charming, Gracious, Perseverance, Adventurous, Educated, Empathetic, Flexible, Honorable, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Selfless, Crazy, Funny, Naive, Seductive, Sexy,Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Clumsy,Empathetic,Engaging,Insecure,Masculine,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Seductive,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bernice

Age: 63

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Insecure,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Secretive,Outspoken,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: David

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Empathetic,Engaging,Honorable,Masculine,Selfless,Funny,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: David

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Funny,Selfless,Modest,Masculine

Development Pitch

Lindsay Wincherauk has been floundering through life. Pieces of his life were glaringly missing. His life was turned upside down when after the end of his first same-sex relationship + five deaths in a two-month period, he uncovered everything in his life up to that point had been a lie when he accidentally discovered his parents, he watched die, were not his birth parents. With the uncovering of the truth about his beginning, he was forced to dive back into his past to try to find out what his future holds in store. YOU - an extraordinary, and at times hilarious, tale of self-discovery. It is a story about all of us, especially when Ancestry.Com and 23 Me are going concerns. This is Lindsay’s story; he is the only writer unique enough to bring it to life. During Lindsay’s journey, David Duchovny drops in to play basketball. Michael Chiklis sits down for breakfast. The Dali Lama brushes past him in a food court. And a military coup takes place (involving Noriega) in Panama.

About The Author

Lindsay Wincherauk is a record-holding one-eyed quarterback, author, freelance opinion-editorial columnist, and human resources, guru. On several occasions, he’s been mistaken for Vin Diesel and the Domino Pizzas Noid. Well, most of that was true, except, of course, for the Noid. He knows his memoir (Meta) is breathtakingly compelling, filled with unsettling twists and turns, amusing + disturbing family moments, giddiness, and; gripping painful moments that morph quickly into brightness. With every page turned, he invites readers to participate in his life's ride. If the prose falters, he was told to add gratuitous high-speed nudity, naked, nudity. Here are the straight goods: Lindsay Wincherauk writes about what he sees—life and a world filled with the seemingly unrelenting noise spinning around us daily. And, damn it, he sees a lot of life with his one working eye. At times, he leaves normal and trips into atmospheric—a pleasant break from the mundane.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal,LGBT Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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