In this affecting, hilarious memoir, Marafioti cracks open the secretive world of the Roma and brings the absurdities, miscommunications, and unpredictable victories of the immigrant experience to life.
“A rare firsthand glimpse into the reality of contemporary Romani life.”
— Ian Hancock, director of the Program of Romani Studies, the University of Texas at Austin.
“Marafioti has a rich, colorful story about a long misunderstood culture that she treasures.” – Publishers Weekly
“[A] wry, unforgettable memoir…Beyond the usual stereotypes of thieves in caravans, this drama of finding a home at last strikes universal chords…” – Booklist
“Contrasting cultural values shine in this winning contemporary immigrant account of assimilation versus individuation.” – Kirkus Review
"Her witty, often hilarious account of her new life takes us for a ride through an immigrant’s world…" — Biographile