Living With Rage: A Quest for Solace

Living With Rage: A Quest for Solace

by Angelica Harris

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Overview

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 yearlong sexual abuse. Always on the brink of exploding, Harris sought relief through literature and theater, but 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610660181
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table Press
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Introduction: A Daughter's Impedance viii

Prologue: A Mother's Madness x

Chapter 1 A New Habit 1

Chapter 2 Tragedy in the Heart 10

Chapter 3 Humiliation by Birthday 13

Chapter 4 A Confirmed Adult 20

Chapter 5 Religion or Health 27

Chapter 6 Whom Can I Trust? 40

Chapter 7 A Fury Boiling 48

Chapter 8 Who Wants to Grow Up? 63

Chapter 9 Brand New Dreams 68

Chapter 10 Street Fight 74

Chapter 11 The Ugly Duckling of Bryant High School 82

Chapter 12 The Price of Being Good 91

Chapter 13 Uppers and Downers 99

Chapter 14 What Price Adulthood 109

Chapter 15 So Who Am I? 115

Chapter 16 Graduation and Grief 128

Chapter 17 Who's Hot and Who's Not 133

Chapter 18 Think On Your Feet 146

Chapter 19 Life Changes on a Dime 152

Chapter 20 Why Live? 160

Chapter 21 1 Pray the Lord My Soul to Take 165

Chapter 22 New Beginnings 173

Chapter 23 A Gift From Above 183

Chapter 24 The Joys of Motherhood 191

Chapter 25 Mysteries Begin and the Family Grows 196

Chapter 26 Thirteen Months 204

Chapter 27 Time for School and the Telling of Tales 217

Chapter 28 Hospitals and Healing 224

Chapter 29 Time and Wounds 234

Chapter 30 Crusader 244

Chapter 31 A Demon Revealed 254

Chapter 32 The Tourette Syndrome Association 262

Chapter 33 Merlin 273

Chapter 34 Write It Down 279

Chapter 35 A New Lease on Life 287

Chapter 36 A Broken Heart 298

Chapter 37 Intuition Recognized 302

Chapter 38 Goodbye and Hello 309

Afterword 313

Resources for Help with Domestic Violence 315

About Angelica Harris 317

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