The Effort Line

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The novel «Mom, her girlfriend and me» consists of three stories describing a road to happiness. Each of them connected with each other. This is a story of a queer relationship and boy’s struggle of growing up. This book mixes several storylines. Herman, a boy in love, is fighting aggression rushes. Hannah, who has sacrificed her career for her family, is looking for the strength to become herself. And the disappointed Vera is returning to her mother’s hometown to hide from her failed relationships with loved ones. Each of our heroes will have to make efforts in order to better their lives.


Detective, Drama, LGBT, Melodrama, Romance,

Short Summary

Hannah - married religious Jewish woman of 30+ falls in love with Vera, a woman who comes to the town. Meanwhile the life of Vera's brother is under risk. She investigates what happened to him. Turns out - the fault is Herman - Hanna's son.


Small town in Ukraine (could be placed anywhere), Uman

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Herman Katz

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy, Complex, Crazy, Faithful, Romantic, Aggressive, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Hannah Katz

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Sexy, Charming, Engaging, Insecure, Secretive, Empathetic, Faithful, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Vera

Age: 30

Gender: LGBT

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Heartthrob, Narcissistic, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: LGBT leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Dissa + (published in Ukrainian and Russian)

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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