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By Isabel Fonseca

Isabel Fonseca describes the 4 years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, hearing their tales, interpreting their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and baby prostitutes. A masterful paintings of non-public reportage, this quantity is additionally a colourful portrait of a mysterious humans and a vital rfile of a disappearing tradition. 50 images.

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But after a few weeks, she and Dad would always get into some nasty hollering match. It might start with Mom mentioning how short we were on cash. Then Grandma would make a snide comment about Dad being shiftless. Dad would say something about selfish old crones with more money than they knew what to do with, and soon enough they'd be face-to-face in what amounted to a full-fledged cussing contest. " Grandma would scream. " Dad would shout back. " Dad had the more inventive vocabulary, but Grandma Smith could outshout him; plus, she had the home-court advantage.

Lori was in the front seat between him and Mom, and Brian, who was in back with me, was trying to trade me half of his 3 Musketeers for half of my Mounds. Just then we took a sharp turn over some railroad tracks, the door flew open, and I tumbled out of the car. I rolled several yards along the embankment, and when I came to a stop, I was too shocked to cry, with my breath knocked out and grit and pebbles in my eyes and mouth. I lifted my head in time to watch the Green Caboose get smaller and smaller and then disappear around a bend.

We ordered. Mom chose the Seafood Delight. "You know how I love my seafood," she said. She started talking about Picasso. She'd seen a retrospective of his work and decided he was hugely overrated. All the cubist stuff was gimmicky, as far as she was concerned. He hadn't really done anything worthwhile after his Rose Period. "I'm worried about you," I said. " Her smile faded. " "I'm not rich," I said. "But I have some money. " She thought for a moment. " "I am serious. " I felt my shoulders tightening up, the way they invariably did during these conversations.

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