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As the Mississippi River flows through its last bends before reaching New Orleans, it courses through a tapestry woven from violent storms, calamitous floods, raucous celebrations, and sacred mysteries, all held together by unusually close bonds of family and friendship. In a place where parade float trinkets and tiny plastic toys hidden in pastry can take on larger-than-life meaning, the secrets that add the most spice to life are the ones everyone seems to already know.

King Cake Baby recounts the story of the Rocheleau family of St. John the Baptist parish and a mother’s all-consuming love, calming of the angriest of tempests but also sufficiently strong to spawn them. As the outer bands of a fearsome hurricane howl through the live oaks, Bobby Rocheleau must come to terms with the mysteries of this love and try to calm the storms that rage within.