Carroll Ann Susco
Susco writes to both the mentally ill and those who have no experience with the ill to illuminate, heal, and come to terms. From various perspectives, Susco weaves a portrait that is evocative and meaningful in a collection that deals with how mental illness is experienced and how it is passed down generation to generation. It’s about how it is made peace with, dealt with, and ultimately how it is endured. Bean Spiller is an important statement, fighting the good fight against suffering and stigma and fighting for a new, better way to see mental illness.