Dog Water Free, A Memoir

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FAMILY MEMOIR YOUNG ADULT DRAMA ADVENTURE

20th Century (multiple decades)

Michael Jay

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Logline

A coming-of-age story about hope and faith and a young mother's love that fosters a dumbstruck orphan's improbable journey to find emotional truth.

Genre

Family,Memoir,Young Adult,Drama,Adventure

Short Summary

Mikee is 11 when his world turns upside down as his mom shares news from her doctor. She has a year to prepare her 4 children for her death. "At least you will always have your Dad," she promises. Still on her mission 15 months later, her focus heightens when her husband drops dead.


See attached Book Cover (back)

Setting

Detroit, Cambridge/Boston, Nantucket

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Quest,Rags to Riches,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Marge (Mom)

Age: 42 years old

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Mikee

Age: Age 11 - 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Engaging,Faithful,Naive,Underdog,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Tony (Dad, Executive Chef, Bookie)

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Masculine,Uneducated,Insecure,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Patrick, Nino, Kathleen

Age: 7, 15, 18

Gender: Other

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Complex,Empathetic

Development Pitch

About The Author

See "DWFCoverFinal" attached. My Bio is there.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning

Group Specific

Harvard Alumni and People who grew up in Detroit

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Year Published: Paperback first published 11/20/17

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-1976056598