"STIFLE" is a moody, abrubt story of mental illness, horrific abuse and a young girl trying to live through it all. Based in part on the author's ownlife, and reading as stylized fiction, "Stifle" kidnaps the reader from the first page, then holds them hostage as they embark on a journey to bi polarhill country, where Violet Cussins is holed up in her room, contemplating suicide. Once a "good apple," but now bitter as bile and rotten to the core, we see the events that have blighted her soul, and brought her to suicidal desperation. Shockingly graphic, compellingly written, "Stifle" is book ofsadness and madness that will haunt. Illustrated by L. E. Mae with ethereal sketches, and told with caustic nostagia, "Stifle" is a gripping, guttybook that has "BEST SELLER" written into it.