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Oksana Marafioti's American Gypsy: A Memoir PDF

By Oksana Marafioti

ISBN-10: 0374104077

ISBN-13: 9780374104078

A brilliant and humorous memoir approximately becoming up Gypsy and turning into American

Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. this suggests traveling with the relatives band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It capability getting your hair lower in "the Lioness." It additionally skill enduring sneering racism from each phase of Soviet society. Her father is set that his women lead a greater, freer lifestyles. In the US! additionally, he desires to play guitar with B. B. King. And medication melanoma together with his own magnetism. All of this he confides to the lady on the American embassy, who inexplicably permits the kinfolk access. quickly they're residing at the sketchier aspect of Hollywood.

What little Oksana and her sister, Roxy, comprehend of the USA they have realized from MTV, subcategory George Michael. It does not relatively arrange them for the demanding situations of immigration. Why are the glamorous Kraft Singles separately wrapped? Are the little soaps within the hotels quite loose? How do you safeguard your great new boyfriend out of your opinionated father, who desires you to marry decently, in the clan?

In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive global of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant adventure to lifestyles. With unsentimentally excellent pitch, American Gypsy reveals how Marafioti adjusted to her new existence in the US, one slice of processed cheese at a time.

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