Sam Harris Publishes New Book, “The Substance of All Things” — Sandite Pride News
Sand Springs native Sam Harris has added the novelist to his long list of artistic endeavours. The actor, singer and playwright released ‘The Substance of All Things’ on Wednesday, which is now available in paperback at Amazon.com.
The official description of the book on Harris’s website reads:
“When Theo Dalton was six years old, his hands were damaged beyond repair in a horrific car accident that took the life of his mother. Six years later, during the sweltering summer of 1968 in rural Oklahoma, Theo met Frank, a Native American outcast, and learns that he has the ability to heal through his disfigured hands.
As he explores the extraordinary, Theo desperately tries to remain an ordinary boy. But when news of his donation spreads, Theo is shunned by the church for doing “the devil’s work”. He is immediately swept away by his Aunt Li and into a world that ultimately threatens his life as he saves others.
Told from Theo’s perspective some fifty years later, it is through his work as a therapist with a broken woman that he finds the courage to relive the summer that haunts him.
The Substance of All Things is the gripping, heartbreaking and often humorous story of mentors and mothers and fathers, of love and redemption, of prophets and charlatans, of miracles and faith.
Harris is originally from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and now resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and son. Harris had his first big break in the entertainment industry in 1983 when he won the first season of star search. He signed with Motown Records and produced several Top 40 hits, including “Sugar Don’t Bite” and “Over The Rainbow.”
Since his first appearance as a singer, he has expanded his resume with appearances on Broadway, where he received a Tony nomination. He co-created the television series Down to earth and had a recurring role on the hit sitcom Rules of Engagement.
In 2014, Harris wrote Ham – Slices of a Life, a collection of autobiographical essays and stories which he later adapted into an Off-Off-Broadway solo performance titled HAM: A musical memoir.