In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"They've started again. Their yelling gets louder and her mother throws a vase at the wall. It explodes with a shattering crash. Her father has come home from O'Leary's, reeking of whiskey and stale cigarette smoke, and her mother has spent her time awaiting his return with more than a few gin and tonics. As they begin to scream accusations and threats back and forth, she retreats into the linen closet once again. It's quiet in the linen closet. It's double the size of any other closet in their flat, with many blankets and towels to muffle their drunken screams."
The Angle: Vol. 1992
, Article 20.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol1992/iss1/20