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Plot Synopsis

October 28, 2005

So I figured I would post a little about my book. I have been working on it for a year and a half and I haven’t really told anyone about it so this is a big step.

First, my novel is set in the early 1920’s. The main character, Ellen, is a young woman who has graduated from college. She has been trying desperately to find a job, but despite all of her efforts and qualifications she cannot seem to find a job. Originally she tried to get a job in her field, but she wasn’t able to find anything, so then she tried getting a job as a secretary.

As she is struggling along, staying with a friend, and going through interviews she runs into another young woman, Katrina. Katrina is a dancer in the a speakeasy and immediately sees potential in Ellen. Ellen is swept up in a new job and lifestyle without totally being aware of what is going on around her.

Of course, since speakeasies and bootlegging was riddled with crime and scandal there are plenty of opportunities for lots of drama. Ellen would never have been involved with a speakeasy if it wasn’t for her circumstance and because of this she leads a double life for a long time. Her friends are not aware of the nature of her new job, but silently notice changes in her look and behavior. Eventually Ellen’s double life catches up with her and unavoidably conflicts.

That is basically it. Of course there are a slew of other characters and a lot of smaller things that take place including some very odd romances. The romances are not really romantic, but instead are instigated out of fear of being alone. I am going to try and play a lot with the attitude of a soldier that has just come back from World War I.

I hope this gives you and idea of what I’ll be doing. Let me know what you think.

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