In an unnamed country, in unspecified times, a man purporting to be the government's representative interrogates a female author of children's fiction, on the grounds that her harmless story of children and farm animals, Closet Land, is politically subversive. Powerful and terrifying, Closetland ultimately links political, state-sponsored violence with intimate, personal abuse, asserting that both forms of violence stem from the same root. It captures the psychological landscape of those who engage in torture and aggression, while also defining the nature of courage and resistance. Its gripping, unflinching scrutiny of both, and its sweep and power, captures the nature of violence, and violence against a woman, in particular, without resorting to exploitative gore. You will leave with a deeper understanding of why some human beings violate others -- and why some manage to soar above the abuse.