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Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh.. A pseudonymous auto-didact English Gypsy writes of life inside the punch-happy culture that spawned, for example “Snatch” with Brad Pitt. No periwinkle caravan, but the rest is here. Grand!

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"The miracle of this abject chronicle is its effervescence: page for page, Walsh’s extended family and their interactions with the “Gorgia” (non-Gypsies) supply enough eccentricity and charming criminality to counter the relent­less rhythm of abuse. Walsh’s mostly unobtrusive prose, his eventual escape from the Gypsies and his storybook same-sex marriage all comport with the memoir’s remarkable absence of bitterness."

The New York Times

"In this violent yet often comic memoir, Walsh writes of life as an English Gypsy.... Gypsy Boy feels, in all its cocky, awkward affection and anguish, like the real deal."

The Boston Globe

Author bio: MIKEY WALSH left the Gypsy community and moved to London. It is the longest he’s ever stayed in one place. He taught himself to read and write and now works at a primary school as a teaching aid and also picks up the formal education he missed out on as a child. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Nonfiction Thriller; (288 pp. Kindle/Print editions)

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