Robin "Birdie" Lormand, a flower-child from birth/old hippie chick till death, is determined to clear out the heavy root barnacles from her life bag when she reluctantly travels home for her errant father's funeral in St. Armand, Louisiana after running away to New Orleans 30 years ago. Armed with a chisel, a hammer, a chef, a priest, and advice from a Voodoo shrink, Robin irreverently and comically faces her angry half-siblings, her dead father, her jilted first lover, as well as her current lover, Sam St. Germain, who follows her home against her wishes and learns the truth about Robin's secret and bizarre past. All of this happens in one tragically funny weekend that shatters the small, safe hothouse where Birdie, the young flower-child, has been waiting for the past 30 years to root, sprout, and blossom.
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About the Author
Lana M. Wiggins is the author of Notes from Refuge (Lana Maht Wiggins: Plain View Press, 2008) which chronicles her life in New Orleans pre and post-Katrina through poetic narratives. Lana earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Louisiana in 2001, and has been published in a wide variety of literary journals, such as The Deep South Writer's Conference Chapbook, The Southwestern Review, The Smoking Poet, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Moondance, Dance to Death, Words-Myth, Rose and Thorn, and Knock, among others. She was nominated for the 2009 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and was a finalist for the Marsh Hawk Poetry Award in 2006. Lana M. Wiggins was also an invited guest poet at the 2008 Encres de Sang International Writer's Conference in Paris, France. Root. Sprout. Blossom: Life Bag of a Flower-Child is Lana's second book, first novel. Lana M. Wiggins currently lives in New York, NY.