Patch of Dirt

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ROMANCE

20th Century (multiple decades)

Richard Lutman

Logline

This is a story about a womanizing drifter who wants to turn his life around because he’s tired of being looked down upon. But can he succeed when he is hired by Frank Hill, an injured Viet Nam war veteran and duped to fall in love with his wife Rita?

Genre

Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Montana

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Hawkins Publishing Group

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Rita puts Joe through a series of tests to determine if he will be the right biological father for their child. Much to Frank's consternation Rita falls for Joe and jeopardizes their plan. Joe finds himself conflicted about his feelings toward Rita. His ambivalence leads to a climactic decision.

Ending Description

Joe refuses Frank's money.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Joe Oliver

Age:

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Desperate, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Skillful, Blunt, Underdog, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Rita, the 25 year old wife of Frank Hill. Frank saves her from working at Gunnar's Gentleman's Club.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Funny, Romantic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Sexy, Uneducated, Empathetic, Engaging, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Frank Hill

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Greedy, Leader, Unapologetic, Decisive, Outspoken, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

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Logline

This is a story about a womanizing drifter who wants to turn his life around because he’s tired of being looked down upon. But can he succeed when he is hired by Frank Hill, an injured Viet Nam war veteran and duped to fall in love with his wife Rita?

Short Summary

Rita puts Joe through a series of tests to determine if he will be the right biological father for their child. Much to Frank's consternation Rita falls for Joe and jeopardizes their plan. Joe finds himself conflicted about his feelings toward Rita. His ambivalence leads to a climactic decision.


Joe refuses Frank's money.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Joe Oliver

Age:

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Desperate, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Skillful, Blunt, Underdog, Uneducated

Character 1

Name: Rita, the 25 year old wife of Frank Hill. Frank saves her from working at Gunnar's Gentleman's Club.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Funny, Romantic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Sexy, Uneducated, Empathetic, Engaging, Honorable

Character 2

Name: Frank Hill

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Greedy, Leader, Unapologetic, Decisive, Outspoken, Power-hungry

Supplemental Materials

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