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Dear Agent for a Day,
I’m writing today to introduce my literary novel, BENEATH THE HEART OF BEAUTY, the story of a man who is emotionally lost and finds that he must understand his forgotten past to forge a meaningful path to his future. It has 70,000 words.
Charlie Waters is just staggering through life when he begins to have recurring erotic dreams about a beautiful woman he doesn’t recognize. His best guess is that she might be from his mysterious past. Two years earlier, while reeling from the discovery of his wife’s affair, Charlie went to Los Angeles on business and disappeared. Six weeks later, he emerged from a coma in a Miami hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and no memory of the previous several months.
Besides the dreams of the woman, Charlie begins to experience flashbacks and bits of memory from the time he disappeared. These clues of sex, passion, greed, suicide, and murder come unbidden and out of chronological order, often jarring him both mentally and physically, and they threaten to drive him mad. His wife, a psychiatrist, tries to reach out to him and help, but Charlie can’t figure out which is worse–knowing or not knowing. As Charlie struggles to reconnect with his wife and form some sense of a life again, he knows he can’t move forward until he comes to grips with his past.
I’ve had several short stories published in the past, and I have written book reviews for [redacted] for the last seven years.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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