Running Into The Night

A Memoir

Set against the backdrop of 1970s New York City, Running Into The Night is the story of Joanna, the daughter of an immigrant woman who ran from her native Colombia and a traumatic past to settle into a life of prostitution, drug dealing, alcoholism,  cocaine addiction, and domestic violence. To survive Joanna is forced to rely on herself and to run away from both her mother and eventually from an abusive foster home. Her story is about the power of hope, human resilience and the will to survive even when there is no one who can protect her along the way.

© 2021 Marina Aris