By Oksana Marafioti
A bright and humorous memoir approximately turning out to be up Gypsy and turning into American
Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. this implies traveling with the kinfolk band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It capability getting your hair lower in “the Lioness.” It additionally ability enduring sneering racism from each phase of Soviet society. Her father is decided that his women lead a greater, freer existence. In the USA! additionally, he desires to play guitar with B. B. King. And remedy melanoma together with his own magnetism. All of this he confides to the girl on the American embassy, who inexplicably permits the kinfolk access. quickly they're residing at the sketchier part of Hollywood.
What little Oksana and her sister, Roxy, recognize of the U.S. they’ve discovered from MTV, subcategory George Michael. It doesn’t really arrange them for the demanding situations of immigration. Why are the glamorous Kraft Singles separately wrapped? Are the little soaps within the resorts particularly unfastened? How do you shield your great new boyfriend out of your opinionated father, who wishes you to marry decently, in the clan?
In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive international of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant adventure to existence. With unsentimentally excellent pitch, American Gypsy reveals how Marafioti adjusted to her new lifestyles in the US, one slice of processed cheese at a time.
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American Gypsy: A Memoir by Oksana Marafioti