I am currently working on a novel called These Chains (tentative title).
These Chains is the story of a young man recounting his troubled childhood and the abusive nature of a spiteful step father. The story touches on ethnic issues, child abuse and the repercussions that enfold. From his childhood to his young adult addictions as an alcoholic and drug addict to suicide attempts and the recovery afterward the story takes a journey into the seedy underbelly of the ripple effect of child abuse and racism from the first person point of view.
You can read what has been written on my Writing.com profile. So far it seems to be that it is received well enough. You can access the story so far from here : These Chains