Owen McBride stands with his feet in two worlds. Is he a "Traveller"---the ancient class of proud but downtrodden wayward gypsies living on the side of the road---or a "Gorgio"---an average citizen with middle--class aspirations, clean fingernails, and no fear of the law.
His marriage--minded Gorgio girlfriend wants to drag him into the settled post--millennium mainstream euro--life, with apartment, car, tie, and job. But that's no place for a half--breed gypsy like him. But he doesn't feel quite at home on the waste ground out past the edge of town eating roast hedgehog either. Every time Owen tries to make a decision on how to live his life, circumstance intercedes and sends his life further into chaos.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.44" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
ISBN 1931561060 ISBN13 9781931561068
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More About John F. McDonald
John F. McDonald is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is US editor of the journal "Urban Studies" and a member of the editorial boards of the" Journal of Urban Economics" and the journal "Planning Perspectives," He has authored or edited several books, including "The Economics of Highway Congestion and Pricing" (1999), "Sources of Metropolitan Growth" (with Edwin Mills, 1991), and "Economic Analysis of an Urban Housing Market" (1979).
Daniel P. McMillen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is also a Research Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He is a member of the editorial boards of several urban economics and real estate journals, including the "Journal of Urban Economics" and "Real Estate Economics," and is co-editor, with Richard J. Arnott, of "A Companion to Urban Economics" (Blackwell, 2006).