Dirty Butter is the story of a woman whose outward parade of colossal confidence cloaks a total absence of self-worth driven deep into her psyche by a hate-filled, contemptuous grandmother.
She employs at will sarcasm and sexuality in an effort to influence the thoughts and actions of others. Skirting around her husband’s suspicions and drop-kicking the feelings of other women, she enslaves those around her with the embittered chains that hang around her heart—courtesy of Granny Alma.
In spite of feeling thoroughly unworthy of the love her husband freely gives, she capitalizes on his crippling need to believe in her. But in truth, she waits for the day he will discover the mistake he made in loving her and through her scandalous conduct she knowingly makes that day more of a looming likelihood.
After relocating to New Orleans, she encounters a woman who ultimately helps to steer her to the path of admission and restoration—a path that she did not believe someone of her disreputable character could ever hope to tread.