Dear Query Shark:
Here is a story about aging people in the country.
This is an automatic form rejection. I used to offer up what I thought was practical, easy to follow advice: you have to write an actual query letter here.
Sadly, I'd get pretty much everything but an actual query in reply.
And I'm seeing more of this kind of query.
It doesn't work. You have to write a query. I'm not going to just read your first five pages. It's not an efficient use of a scarce resource in high demand: my reading time.
Just so you know: a query MUST contain:
1. Who is the protagonist?
2. What choice does s/he face?
3. What are the consequences of the choice?
Without that information you cannot convey what is enticing about reading the book. The goal of a query is to entice your reader, me, to read the pages.
And if I miss the next Great American Novel by rejecting this unread, I'm ok with that.