Living With Rage: A Quest for Solace

Living With Rage: A Quest for Solace

by Angelica Harris

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Overview

In Living With Rage: A Quest for Solace, successful author, entrepreneur, and children's advocate Angelica Harris dares to examine the life that almost killed her. As a teenager in Queens, New York in the 1970s, Harris bore two secrets: the beatings of a mother swiftly descending into mental illness, and her uncle's year-long sexual abuse. The burden of silence would continue as she later hid her rape and abortion, and shelved her own dreams to support her family. Always on the brink of exploding, Harris sought relief through literature, theater, and hard work, but she couldn't eradicate the rage that simmered inside her. In candid, revealing prose, Harris tells the story of a life haunted by violence but that also shimmers with all the complexities of love. Ultimately, Living With Rage is a powerful, redemptive act of both finding a voice and giving a voice to others.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013848900
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table Press
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 635 KB

About the Author

ANGELICA HARRIS (Queens, NY) is a fantasy author, writing coach and the producer/director of the Excalibur Reading Program. Her three self-published fantasy titles were accepted in the Royal Library in England for their historic accuracy in King Arthur Folklore. Harris is the creator of Success for Authors, designed to help aspiring and established writers (young and old) bring their love for words to excellence on the page. To date Angelica leads her Excalibur Reading Program weekly and speaks in schools and community organizations, actively working for the betterment of the children and promoting a love of reading and writing. Harris belongs to the Queens Chamber of Commerce, The Glendale Kiwanis Club, Tourette Syndrome Association, and Amnesty International Against Domestic Violence. Her work has been hailed by Midwest Books and Renaissance Magazine and accredited in local media such as The Queens Ledger, The Queens Chronicle, Times Newsweekly, and The New York Daily News.
In addition to her novels, Angelica runs a reading program, aptly named the Excalibur Reading Program, in New York. She spends time each week with children of all ages reading to them, with them, and encouraging thought and conversation. She has gained the support of the community including TD Bank, improving her program by incentivizing children to earn vouchers from the bank while reading for fun. The local Kiwanis Club chapter and New York Life have also partnered with the Excalibur Reading Program.

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