Gypsy Boy on the Run
By Mikey Walsh
The follow-up to the Number 1 bestseller, GYPSY BOY.
The incredible sequel to Gypsy Boy
GYPSY BOY: ON THE RUN picks up from where Gypsy Boy left off, and tells the gripping, page-turning story of Mikey's battle to escape the Romany gypsy camp he grew up on.
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 struggles to come to terms with his ancient inheritance and dreams of finding a place where he can really belong.
He eventually finds the courage to run away from the camp and from all he knows, and quickly discovers life on the outside world isn't all he expected. After learning his father had put a contract out on his life and that he was now being hunted down by gangs of gypsy thugs determined to claim their reward, Mikey realises that his life will never be the same again.
ON THE RUN is a coming-of-age story that sees Mikey come to terms with his sexuality and his past and start to build a new life for himself and find a place to finally call home.
Eight years ago Mikey Walsh finally succumbed to staying put. London called him and it is the longest time he has ever lived in one place. He works at a nearby primary school, where he teaches art and drama, and also picks up the formal education he missed out on as a child.
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24 Nov 2011
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Mikey's story is as uplifting as it is brutal, he's a fine storyteller. — Gary Barlow
Funny, touching and heartbreaking in equal measures, Gypsy Boy on the Run is a coming-of-age tale like no other. Mikey Walsh's writing is fresh, raw and utterly compelling - this is a story that stays with you long after you've turned the final page. — Jane Bruton, Editor, Grazia Magazine
An incredible story of a unique life. So amazing, you'll miss your bus stop. — HEAT
'It was a revelation. Moving, terrifying, funny and brilliant. I shall never forget it - an amazing achievement' (on Gypsy Boy) — Stephen Fry
Determination and the kindness of strangers make his tale an uplifting one. — Daily Express
'The boldly intimate memoir of an English Gypsy's struggle to define himself and his sexuality outside the bounds of traditional Romany culture. ... A great-hearted book of tenderness and brutality.' — Kirkus Reviews