Desperate to find respite from her father’s verbal abuse, his various affairs, and her step-mother’s psychological torment, Gina spent hours doing Jane Fonda’s workouts, smoked cigarettes instead of eating food, and became obsessed with her thinness… with the notion of fading away. She found solace in restlessness-drinking hallucinogenic mushroom tea and inhaling crushed pills and powders-perching herself on the periphery of danger again and again.
Gina soon glimpsed a better life for herself when her grandfather, a man who was a surrogate father to her, became terminally ill. She soon fell in love with John, a stranger who was utterly familiar, but who was addicted to heroin. She moved from New Hampshire to California, crossing the country in an attempt to alleviate her self-destructive tendencies, but found herself pulled back to New Hampshire, to John, a man with whom, despite his struggle, she could not deny the sense of home she felt.
What would it cost for a girl to run wildly and recklessly into womanhood, making instant, temporary homes?
𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨!
Wow, what a remarkable story of resilience, survival and hope. The Angle of Flickering Light is a heartbreaking, inspiring and beautifully written memoir that will stay with me for a long time. A fantastic read for #nonfictionNovember.
Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours, Gina Troisi, Writer and Vine Leaves Press for this gifted copy.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘴, 𝘕𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗡𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀?