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Publisher Description

An Eye-Opening Memoir of Growing Up Gypsy

Mikey Walsh was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They live in a secluded community, and little is known about their way of life. After centuries of persecution, Gypsies are wary of outsiders, and if you choose to leave you can never come back.

This is something Mikey knows only too well.

Growing up, he didn't go to school, he seldom mixed with non-Gypsies, and the caravan became his world. It was a rich and unusual upbringing, but although Mikey inherited a vibrant and loyal culture his family's legacy was bittersweet, with a hidden history of violence and grief. Eventually Mikey was forced to make an agonizing decision—to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to belong.

Gypsy Boy shows, for the first time, what life is really like among the Romany Gypsies. A surprise #1 bestseller in Great Britain, this is a one-of-a-kind memoir of a little-seen world, one both fascinating and heartbreaking.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
February 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
775.2
KB

Customer Reviews

Olivemaye ,

A wonderful story.

A horrifying, insightful adventure.
A great quick read.

KloDenn ,

Great read of a books

Fantastic!

Ramon Chavez ,

Loved it!

By far the best real life story I have come across! Don't kid yourself, it's worth every penny!

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