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ROMANCE ACTION ADVENTURE DRAMA FAMILY

1980s & '90s

Sohrab Homi Fracis

Logline

Caught in the backlash to the Iran hostage crisis, a Parsi Indian grad student coming of age in the college town of Newark, Delaware, battles violent xenophobia, oppressive authority, and the powerful tug of his motherland to find who he is and where is home.

Genre

Romance, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Newark, Delaware. Bombay, India.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Knut House Press

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Viraf is a grad student at University of Delaware falling for his neighbor and art student Ali, who is in love with guitarist Doug. Viraf is assaulted by xenophobic rednecks (the forces of hate) but doesn't tell his friends (the forces of love & nonviolence), who don't understand why he has changed.

Ending Description

Viraf finds a way to triumph in another encounter with a violent redneck and also finds reason to empathize with him. Ali is torn between Doug and Viraf, but stays with Doug. Viraf finds both "home" and identity in his realization that he has become, literally and metaphorically, a man of the world.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

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

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Viraf

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Naive, Underdog, Visionary, Adventurous, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Ali (Alison)

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Complex, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Doug

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Charming, Complex, Patriotic, Skillful

Additional Character Details

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Logline

Caught in the backlash to the Iran hostage crisis, a Parsi Indian grad student coming of age in the college town of Newark, Delaware, battles violent xenophobia, oppressive authority, and the powerful tug of his motherland to find who he is and where is home.

Short Summary

Viraf is a grad student at University of Delaware falling for his neighbor and art student Ali, who is in love with guitarist Doug. Viraf is assaulted by xenophobic rednecks (the forces of hate) but doesn't tell his friends (the forces of love & nonviolence), who don't understand why he has changed.


Viraf finds a way to triumph in another encounter with a violent redneck and also finds reason to empathize with him. Ali is torn between Doug and Viraf, but stays with Doug. Viraf finds both "home" and identity in his realization that he has become, literally and metaphorically, a man of the world.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Viraf

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Naive, Underdog, Visionary, Adventurous, Complex

Character 1

Name: Ali (Alison)

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Complex, Seductive

Character 2

Name: Doug

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Charming, Complex, Patriotic, Skillful

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