Chasing Mayflies

Vincent Donovan 743465582651



Vincent Donovan

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From the Union Leader review - “Chasing Mayflies,” is a rallying call that mixes regret with redemption, sentiment with sarcasm. Jack Nagle is a Vietnam veteran whose rash actions and need for an adrenaline rush has ruined relationships with family and friends. Facing imminent death, the hard-hitting gambler decides to right some wrongs, but conventional death-bed apologies aren’t enough. He enlists the help of childhood friend Dennis, a widower with a serious Juicy Fruit gum habit and an overwhelming compulsion to stick to life inside the lines. To mend fences, the duo knocks down some emotional and physical barriers...In movie terms, it’s a bit like “Dead Poets Society” meets “Bucket List.”


Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Religious

Short Summary

What would you do if your best friend’s last wish was to help him escape from a hospice so he could “take care of a few things?”

Dennis finds that Jack's "bucket-list on steroids" is not a tale of self-absorption, but a well-considered plan to touch his estranged family and seek forgiveness - and he planned the biggest makeover for Dennis.


Merrimack Valley (Salem, N.H and Haverhill, MA)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Dennis Sullivan

Age: 69

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Faithful, Funny, Modest, Obedient, Blunt, Complex, Outspoken, Perseverance, Secretive, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Nagle

Age: 69

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Badass, Blunt, Desperate, Heroic, Manipulative, Complex, Decisive, Funny, Masculine, Patriotic, Confident, Outspoken, Engaging, Religious, Secretive, Villainous

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: eLectio Publishing

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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