When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her upper-class family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in a suburb of Detroit. Bullied in school and caught between the world of her traditional family and her tough American classmates, she rebelled early. Rayya moved to New York City to become a musician and kept herself afloat with an uncommon talent for cutting hair. At the height of the punk movement, life on the Lower East Side was full of adventure, creative inspiration and temptation. Told with a keen sense of humour and a lack of self-pity in even the most harrowing situations, 'Harley Loco' is a memoir about jumping in head-first, no questions asked.
Publication Date: 01-Mar-2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc