The Outside Boy

The Outside Boy

Book - 2010
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Christy Hurley, a young gypsy in 1950s Ireland, is treated as an outsider after his father tries to settle in a single town and the boy finds himself questioning who he is and where he belongs after discovering a family secret.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2010
ISBN: 9780451229489
Branch Call Number: CUMMINS J
Characteristics: xii, 360 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 13, 2020

This is the first book that I read about travelling people. Very interesting and the author managed to provide some insights into their life and how it’s organized. I love reading books that open a new aspect of a different culture or people who are different from me. This would be one of those. One star off because the novel becomes somewhat cheesy towards the end.

Jul 03, 2017

Told in the first person from the boy's point of view. The story of a young motherless gypsy boy and his larger family. I found the novel to be too ponderous a read. I like something that moves a little faster.


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