L’Amérique

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DRAMA BIOGRAPHICAL COMEDY FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION MEMOIR YOUNG ADULT

1940s & '50s

Thierry Sagnier

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Set in Paris shortly after World War II, L'Amerique recounts the fortitude of one Parisian family in a nation humiliated by defeat and torn by recrimination. It is the story of Jeanot, a boy raised by disparate people, and the journey that will take him to L'Amerique, where dreams come true, but rarely as expected.

Genre

Drama, Biographical, Comedy, Family, Historical Fiction, Memoir, Young Adult,

Short Summary

Growing up in Paris in the 1950s and coming to America, a different reality altogether.


The boy struggles to live in a country of too many promises, and helps his addicted mother adjust to a new world.

Setting

Paris, Washington DC

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Jeanot

Age: 9

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Heroic, Insecure, Underdog, Adventurous, Aspiring, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Marite, Jeanot's mother; Roland, his father; Babette, a girl in France; KC, a US girl.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: An elderly great aunt; her maid; a Russian concierge in Paris

Age: 70

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Apprentice House Press

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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