Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies by Mikey Walsh

By Mikey Walsh

An Eye-Opening Memoir of becoming Up Gypsy

Mikey Walsh was once born right into a Romany Gypsy family members. They dwell in a secluded group, and little is understood approximately their lifestyle. After centuries of persecution, Gypsies are cautious of outsiders, and should you decide to go away you could by no means come back.

This is anything Mikey is aware simply too well.

Growing up, he didn’t visit university, he seldom combined with non-Gypsies, and the caravan grew to become his global. It used to be a wealthy and weird upbringing, yet even supposing Mikey inherited a colourful and dependable tradition, his family’s legacy was once bittersweet, with a hidden heritage of violence and grief. finally Mikey used to be pressured to make an agonizing decision—to remain and maintain secrets and techniques, or get away and locate someplace to belong.

Gypsy Boy exhibits, for the 1st time, what lifestyles is actually like one of the Romany Gypsies. A surprise number 1 bestseller in nice Britain, this is a exclusive memoir of a little-seen world, one both attention-grabbing and heartbreaking.

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