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Thomas Dunne Books
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250021885320 Pages
Mikey Walsh didn't know what life was like beyond his Gypsy community. But after fleeing home at age fifteen, he had no choice but to find out.
After centuries of persecution, Gypsies are wary of outsiders, and if you choose to leave, you can never come back. Torn between his family and his heart, Mikey struggled to come to terms with the Gypsy culture and its violent, conservative traditions. At last, he decided to set out on his own. He soon discovered the outside world wasn't all that he expected, and his life would never be the same again.A shocking yet ultimately triumphant memoir, Gypsy Boy on the Run follows Mikey as he comes to terms with himself, his family, and his past—and builds a new life for himself.
GYPSY BOY ON THE RUN (CHAPTER 1)
The clouds burst and rain began to hammer against the windscreen as we hit the motorway.
Caleb's face was a mask of concentration as he gripped the steering wheel, pushing his little orange car to slice...