Poor Peoples Flowers
In Poor People’s Flowers, Suzanna runs fast. Twice she ran away from men. Both times she ran until her throat and chest hurt. The first man was her husband. The second a stranger who promised to take her from New Mexico to Colorado in the mid 1930’s. Suzanna runs until she meets two other men, and a beautiful woman. One of them uses her, the other helps her. The woman teaches her to work in a working class bar, and together they search for the children Suzanna left behind when she ran.
About Irene Blea (Corrales, New Mexico Author)
Dr. Irene Blea is a native New Mexican who wrote text books, academic articles, and poetry for 27 years. Upon her retirement as a tenured, Full Professor, and Chairperson of Mexican American and Chicano Studies she opted to write novels. Her novels include a trilogy: Suzanna, Poor People's Flowers, and Beneath the Super Moon. She also wrote Daughters of the West Mesa. Blea is an award winning author and scholar and New Mexico Humanities Council.