Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Query for TWIN TOWERS

I seek representation for Twin Towers, a high concept novel.

Mary Sullivan, award-winning author of Stay, Ship Sooner, and Dear Blue Sky, says about my manuscript:  “This is such a powerful novel. I love the language—strong, provocative, meticulous. It demands attention.”
 
Rebecca White, a senior at the top of her class at Plains High School in 2001, is a Kansas girl going places, until the rape. She wants the rapist to pay for his crime and go to jail. Only nothing is that simple and she wasn’t the one raped.  

Twin Towers is the story of how Rebecca seeks revenge for her best friend, Luke Warren. While the senior class chooses corsages and boutonnieres for the prom, Rebecca plots revenge against the son of the principal, Weston. He raped Luke.  Shortly after the rape, Luke confides in Rebecca and makes her promise to keep his secret. She must find a way to make Weston pay without revealing Luke’s secret. She finds a chilling solution.

The story is set in 2001 and the characters are in high school. This qualifies the work as a realistic young adult novel. However, the deeper story is an exploration of the terrorist attacks that took place that year. Rebecca’s response to the rape is a metaphor that explores our response to evil.


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