Portrait of a Rainbow …
Portrait of a Rainbow as a Young Man (aka Doberman’s Angel)
Logline | Synopsis | Statement
During a snow flurry the week before Christmas, a young girl gives a blanket to a homeless man living on the streets, a simple gift that ends up saving both of their lives.
A shy young boy is struck by lightning after witnessing a rainbow on Christmas morning and survives but is scarred physically and transformed spiritually.
Portrait of a Rainbow as a Young Man is a tale of two stories intertwined, chronicling lives of chaos and serendipity, adversity and creativity, misfortune and fortitude. The novel’s title is a symbolic metaphor for a literary portrait of a transformation – an inspiration – a mercurial vision of hope.
Tagline: End of the Rainbow Meets Lightning in a Bottle
The idea for Portrait of a Rainbow was inspired by three sources: Voltaire’s Candide, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and the fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper. The book Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, which explores the mystery behind the process of creativity, is a good example of how this story came to be. Quoting from one of the protagonists in Portrait of a Rainbow: “I only know the moment was magical. The same way notes of music, arranged in a special sequence, can come to you, as if magically. It’s the mystery of all creation. It arrives unexpectedly. Fleetingly.”
The story is iconic, concise, and memorable. It is a literary fable in novella form, intentionally short. A page-turner which can be read in one sitting. It is an antidepressant, uplifting tale, perfect for these best of times and worst of times we live in.