October 11, 2002
Astrid Magnussen’s mother is a gorgeous poet. They live in California and even though their lives are unique, they are very content. Everything changes when Barry Kolker enters the picture. Ingrid falls for him, but soon her heart is crushed and her life is a wreck. Ingrid exacts her revenge on Barry with the deadly nectar of the White Oleander flower. She is sentenced to life in prison. Astrid bounces through the foster care system. What follows is a story of religion, forbidden love, drugs and the hardships of life as an orphan.