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. Eventually though, Elias’s passionate affairs with lovers of both sexes went awry, her (more than) occasional drug use turned to addiction and she found herself living on the streets – between visits to jail.
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. It’s a book about living in the moment no matter what that might bring, and about pursuing, not always by choice, a life of extremes – highs and lows, pain and passion – until ultimately arriving at a place of contentment and peace.