The death of David Thorpe's Aunt Ivy, his only family member and the woman who raised him after his mom died, sets David, 28, on a gentle yet jarring journey of discovery. Along the way the young ad man-turned personal gardener unearths a long buried family secret, the truth about his father (a convicted murderer) and most importantly, the truth about himself and his world. David and his two best friends--smart, independent, confident Lexy Jameson and Michael Laramie, a free spirit and up-and-coming sculptor--inhabit the casually indulgent dawn of their adulthood in 1990's Austin, Texas, and the emotionally repressed but beautiful surrounding areas of the Lone Star State. A transcendent wildflower meadow and David's emerging inner stirrings propel his soul to come out to bloom, to love and to play in the world.
Publisher: Simple Man Press