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#1 Zach67

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:04 AM

The book is two parts (each hopefully about 25000 words) and is based off Anne Frank

 

Part 1: In the book (written from Joseph's perspective, as if he is talking to us), Joesph is about to be gassed at Aushwitz. When he enters the gas chamber, G-D pauses time and reverses it for one year so Joseph and his family (wife Rebecca, daughter Annabelle or Anna for short, and son Isaac) can survive the Holocaust. It's one year before Joseph's death and they are now hiding in an attic. Joseph decides to leave the attic with his family so a smuggler agrees to smuggle him to Palestine. But the smuggler also brought with him a Black Muslim family (one daughter, a feminist named Avita) and Joseph is convinced the Muslim father was his best friend in Auschwitz and knows that his best friend should be Aushuwitz, not escaping to Palestine also . 

 

The rest of the part 1 covers the families journey being smuggled to Palestine. First they leave Poland to Soviet Union, then travel down to a port at the Black Sea to Turkey , through Turkey, to the Mediterranean sea, and then to Palestine. Through the journey, Anna and Avita's growing friendship is mentioned a lot. 

 

Part 2: After getting to Palestine, the book shifts to 2004, now written from Annabelle's perspective (essentially a long epilogue). Annabelle and Avita are best friends. After the Israeli war, Avita's family moved to Jordan and then Avita goes to college in America, becoming an American citizen and the first female secretary of state (similar to Madeline Albright), where she tries to broker a peace treaty between Israel and Palestine. Anna is a school principle in Israel and her diary that she left while escaping chronicling her life becomes a world wide best seller. Isaac is dentist (still deciding his fate).  But once a year, the three children go together, but now with their own children, to Israel and Jordan to visit their parents graves, and the book ends as all of them place rocks on Avita's parents' graves in Jordan, showing how despite different backgrounds, they remained close. 

 

Now my question: Given this summary, Should I reference part 2 in my query?I am concerned because it reveals the ending of part 1? 


My timeless miracle query: http://agentquerycon...ne/#entry337370

 

My timeless miracle synopsis: http://agentquerycon...meless +miracle

 

 


#2 Zach67

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:03 PM

Can someone answer this?


My timeless miracle query: http://agentquerycon...ne/#entry337370

 

My timeless miracle synopsis: http://agentquerycon...meless +miracle

 

 


#3 Zach67

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:14 PM

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My timeless miracle query: http://agentquerycon...ne/#entry337370

 

My timeless miracle synopsis: http://agentquerycon...meless +miracle

 

 


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

Hi Zach,  i have been doing a lot of homework re finding an agent and one point commonly made is that they don't want any reference to the next book in a series.  It seems they are only interested in the book you are presenting.  I write trilogies, but when querying, I refer only to the book in hand. According to the agents I have researched, they do not like you to leave them hanging with regards to the book you are presenting, so I gather that means they want the whole story of the first book only.  Hope this helps. Cheers.  



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:51 AM

These are two separate book? 25,000 isn't very long for a whole book. That's novella territory. I've noticed in my researching of agents, most don't represent novellas. But that's not to say you can't make it a single book with two parts. I've seen that in books before. Don't ask me how to write that query. 

 

Also, it's the nature of this cite to be a little slow on answering questions. I don't know why. It just is. Like me, I might get one once every two weeks or so unless I've got a notification or have a question. Just be patient.



#6 Zach67

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:18 AM

They are two parts of the same book. The second part takes place about 50 years after the first. 


My timeless miracle query: http://agentquerycon...ne/#entry337370

 

My timeless miracle synopsis: http://agentquerycon...meless +miracle

 

 





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