A portrait of a dysfunctional modern day "Addams family." Cooper shines a humorous light on, of otherwise serious subject matters. In this satirical portrayal of ignorance and abandonment; she is projecting a lens and zooming in on the unpleasant aspects of the world through ridiculousness. Meet Virginia Strokes, the family matriarch who bathes in sarcasm from a tub filled with comedic insensitivity. She has a disdain for most anyone who is not of the Caucasian persuasion. Greet her bumbling-idiot, future son-in-law, the suspected pedophile who appears to be grooming his next victim in plain sight of everyone. Observe her space-cadet daughter whose solitary goal in life is Virginia’s life Insurance policy. Welcome, The Holy Child, Virginia’s drug addicted son. Through her eyes, he is flawless even though he schleps the stench of a distillery room spray. And if his con-artist wife carried a sign, it would read, "Meth head, needs money to get high, only short seventy-five cents, will pay you back in two installments." And make the acquaintance of her sister whose past abuse has caused her to seek therapy by elevating and connecting herself to any form of a higher power, including a chicken sandwich if the bun resembles the shape of Christ. And those bad-ass Bébé's grandkids. Unforeseen circumstances lead Virginia to an unromantic but, evolving atmosphere. Surrounded by souls who have lived two lifetimes. Of course, they are naturally subjected to the closest of her scrutiny. Virginia's ill fortune, reluctantly, directs her to one woman, the Spitfire Mrs. Jean, who transforms Virginia life for the better by teaching her, through example, the two most powerful four letter words in the Universe hope, and love. Beauty can be found even in a state of hopeless despair. Novelette, the enhanced Bernadette Cooper's spoken-word audio, and soundtrack Available November 2016