by Carrie Ann Maxwell
Sometimes surviving your youth is harder than it sounds. Surrounded by decadence, 17-year-old Gabe struggles with the remnants of a dysfunctional family and the death of his beloved uncle. His mother, sent to an insane asylum with severe schitzophrenia, haunts the edges of his mind. Is his own mental deterioration inevitable, or will he succeed in taking his own life before that happens?