Little Money Street: In Search of Gypsies and Their Music in the South of France

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2008 - Travel - 272 pages
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In 1998, Fernanda Eberstadt, her husband, and their two small children moved from New York to an area outside Perpignan, France — a city with one of the largest Gypsy populations in Western Europe. Here she found a jealously guarded culture, a society made, in part, of lawlessness and defiance of non-Gypsy norms; and she met MoÏse Espinas, the lead singer of the Gypsy band, Tekameli.

As her relationship with the Espinas family developed over the years, progressing from mutual bafflement to a deep-rooted friendship, Eberstadt found herself a part of the captivating Gypsy life–a life rich with tradition and culture, but slowly being consumed by the modern world.

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Stark, sensitive study of modern gypsies, who are as vibrantly resilient yet tragically vulnerable within Europe's welfare-powered gristmill of political indifference.A novelist (The Furies, 2005 ... Read full review

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Gypsies are often viewed as outsiders, their closed communities the source of much derision. The city of Perpignan, France, is home to one such group of Gypsies, which novelist Eberstadt (The Furies ... Read full review

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Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen

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Fernanda Eberstadt is the author of four novels: The Furies, When the Sons of Heaven Meet the Daughters of the Earth, Low Tide, and Isaac and
His Devils. She graduated from Brearley in New York City and from Magdalen College, Oxford. She lives in France with her husband and two children.

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