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Kimberly Vargas is the author of Gumbeaux, a novel that paints a vivid and amusing tale of life in the South.

About Gumbeaux
Nearly driven to homicide by an alcoholic caretaker, a rebellious young heiress disappears into New Orleans to heal in peace from the death of her parents. Through a series of diaries, experience Mary’s adventures in New Orleans as she looks back on her reckless youth. Years later, she is haunted by the conviction that she left part of her soul behind in Louisiana and must face her dark, reckless past in order to win it back.

A Washington, DC psychologist is surprised to discover that her new patient is the wealthy and powerful philanthropist Mary Fait. Mary is the granddaughter of one of the greatest painters of the 20th Century. Despite her position, Mary is troubled by, what she refers to as, “a fracture in her soul”. She is haunted by memories of her past and feels she must confront them but is afraid to do so.