The Unravelling of Michael Gilchrist

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S C Ashton

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The Unravelling of Michael Gilchrist is a quirky contemporary story that takes you on a roller-coaster ride inside the head of its eponymous hero, a thirty year old drug rep with a pathological fear of weddings, who just happens to be getting married in twelve weeks.


Comedy, Romance, Satire,

Short Summary

Twelve weeks to go before his wedding, drug rep Michael is panicking. If only he'd found the courage to tell ophthalmologist, Jo, he hadn't proposed when she believed he had. But that would have made her unhappy, and making others unhappy is something he's avoided for as long as he can remember...


The West country of England ( Bath/Bristol) also Australian outback and Texas

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Michael Gilchrist

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Modest, Desperate, Gracious, Masculine, Sexy, Charming, Insecure, Secretive, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Gareth Stevens

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Manipulative, Unapologetic, Blunt, Educated, Leader, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Beautiful, Decisive, Funny, Masculine, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Jo

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Faithful, Leader, Beautiful, Decisive, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Gwynnie

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Criminal, Funny, Insecure, Blunt, Clumsy, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Faithful

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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