Pill-Billies is a first person narrative. Oxycontin addiction is painfully recounted by one of its unlikely victims. Sissy Raymond is an OxyContin addict and a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Online PR News – 04-November-2010 – – Pill-Billies is a first person narrative. Oxycontin addiction is painfully recounted by one of its unlikely victims. Sissy Raymond is an OxyContin addict and a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Readers will be instantly captivated by Sissy’s trauma-filled story. She is caught on videotape stealing pills at her job in an Assisted Living facility and sent to a specialized rehabilitation jail as part of drug diversion for first time offenders. With access to a forgotten computer and time to kill, she decides to pen her story. Follow her descent into addiction, including her time spent as a drug mule, smuggler, prostitute, and pill stealing nurse to her exoneration from rehab-based jail in this 180-page masterpiece.
Readers will find themselves enthralled by Sissy’s personal journey. Ray’s exceptional story telling and well developed cast of characters (which include her psychotic ex- boyfriend, the drug Kingpin pimp she lives with, her abusive alcoholic mother, and her father, who fights tirelessly for her sobriety and release from addiction) transport the reader to the grim reality considered normal by most addicts.
Pill-billies is dark, edgy, adult fiction that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Ray has a well written narrative that addresses both the journey of one family and the larger, societal problem of prescription drug abuse. Sissy traces the path from her childhood drug experimentation to her adult addiction. Lenient prescription drug laws in Florida lead to a growing trend. Sissy and her disabled friend mule drugs from Florida to supply the rural addicts in their part of Kentucky. Sissy makes the appointments for her accomplice and they doctor shop until they are fully stocked. They weld a stashbox compartment into a U-haul and pose as antique furniture movers while driving back and forth as their addictions compel them to get higher and go further.
This unique, relevant story offers a terrifying glimpse into the underworld of addiction, as seen through the lens of one addict’s experience. Ray guides readers into the lethal world of prescription drug abuse – a scourge on modern society that has claimed the lives of comic Greg Giraldo, actor Heath Ledger, and pop-icon Michael Jackson.
Pill-billies is more than a shocking encounter with the world of prescription drug abuse. It serves as a warning for users, those in the grip of addiction, drug treatment professionals and family members, as well as anyone who enjoys edgy fiction with adult themes and relevant, contemporary subject matter.
This book has quickly gained favor with readers and is well on its way to becoming Jacob Ray’s third Bestselling novel, with one Amazon Five-Star reviewer calling it, “The BEST book I’ve read all summer.” Pill-billies is offered at the low price of only $7.99 in paperback and available for download on Kindle or iPad.
Other titles by Jacob Ray include: The Ride Home (A Surf Novel) #1 Bestseller in Suicide & Pig-skinned... (A Novel about integration in college football) #1 Bestseller in Sociology of Sports. All titles available exclusively on Amazon or visit online at: facebook.com/booksbyjacobray