Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dream Cast of Characters for the Novel Latitudes A Story of Coming Home

Latitudes A Story of Coming Home

About Latitudes: A Story of Coming Home 

LATITUDES – A story of one boy overcoming dysfuntion, dislocation and distance…
When Father and Mother, a highflying young American lawyer and his party-hard bride, fall prey to the self-destructive lure of alcohol and sexual liberation, Will and his sisters pay the price in divorce and kidnappings that take them back and forth between the rain forest hideaways of coastal Latin America and the placid suburbs of Long Island. Will identifies with the oppressed workers laboring in his father’s fast food restaurant and longs for American freedom. Father remarries the daughter of a local aristocrat, and Will is sent off to the hothouse world of a New England boarding school.

Swimming in a sea of Fair Isle sweaters and LL Bean boots, Will discovers a core of resilience in himself that allows him to survive, thrive, and ultimately embrace the flawed and varied worlds he inhabits. Will reconnects with his Mother, sinking into a New York City world of Irish bars and one night stands he cannot save her from. With a little help from friends, and a high school Shakespeare class taught by the school’s closeted gay athletic trainer, Will begins to see the possibility of finding his true path. Latitudes charts the birth pangs of a quest for self and soul — from a tropical childhood to a coming of age on the road.

You can purchase the book in kindle or book format at Amazon.

Will Kogan  is the oldest son of Duncan and Margaret Kogan, Will is a sensitive, adventurous boy who learns that adults don't have the answers, but neither do children. In the end, the answers lie ahead, on the road. This character would be played by Kodi Simit-McPhee.
Actor Kodi Simit-McPhee

Duncan Kogan is an international lawyer and ambitious businessman who starts a chain of hamburger restaurants and remarries into an aristocratic Latin family. His children are everything to him. This character would be played by Gary Sinise.

Actor Gary Sinise

Margaret Kogan is a troubled, passionate woman. Abused as a child, she rebels against her father's strict Irish Catholicism, marries a Jewish law student and moves with him to South America. Later she takes her children and escapes to remake her life in New York City, struggling with alcohol and her dependency on men. This character would be played by Zooey Deschanel. 

About Anthony Caplan  
Anthony Caplan is an independent writer, teacher and homesteader in northern New England. He has worked at various times as a shrimp fisherman, environmental activist, journalist, taxi-driver, builder, window-washer, and telemarketer. Currently, Caplan is working on restoring a 150 year old farmstead where he and his family tend sheep and chickens, grow most of their own vegetables, and have started a small apple orchard from scratch.