Repression, Imprisonment, Escape . . . Ivey Jane Doede is about to turn eighteen and is trying to leave home. She lives with her younger brother, Louie, and parents in Kansas with nothing but miles of cornfields in every direction. Ivey’s mom is abusive and her father is an alcoholic. Family life gets worse after a religious cult comes into the neighboring town, offering salvation. “Escape to Anywhere Else” connects to that part in all our lives when numbing is no longer enough. Ivey Doede must take a stand if she is to make it out alive.