The Outside Boy

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Publisher Description

The Outside Boy is a poignant, coming of age novel about an Irish gypsy boy’s childhood in the 1950’s from Jeanine Cummins, the national bestselling author of A Rip in Heaven and American Dirt.

Ireland, 1959: Young Christopher Hurley is a tinker, a Pavee gypsy, who roams with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother’s death in childbirth.

The wandering life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle briefly, in a town, where Christy and his cousin can receive proper schooling and prepare for their first communions. But still, always, they are treated as outsiders.

As Christy struggles to find his way amid the more conventional lives of his new classmates, he starts to question who he is and where he belongs. But then the discovery of an old newspaper photograph, and a long-buried secret from his mother’s mysterious past, changes his life forever....

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
AD
Alan Devally
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:20
hr min
RELEASED
2020
June 2
PUBLISHER
Macmillan Audio
SIZE
460
MB

Customer Reviews

shanny hook ,

A Darling Irish Lad

I laughed I cried, I totally loved it! The narrator was amazing. I finished it in less than a week. I plan to share this with all my book buddies. Such a warm journey.

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