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The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek

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An eight year old boy named James, aka the wannabe Cisco Kid, nearly lost his life as he searched for precious metal in a bone dry southwest Arizona gulley. He retrieved only pyrite before a desert flood swept away his world.
Over the course of half a century James acquired several additional nicknames. They were reflections of his multiple personalities. His dad called hi
Paperback, 344 pages
Published July 16th 2015 by FriesenPress
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Otherworldly ghostwriters (the “Neverborn”) compose biographies for ordinary people in this playfully metafictional novel. James is a strong central character whose memories from the 1950s through the present give a sense of history’s sweep, while vivid descriptive language enlivens the settings. Although well written, the book as a whole is an unusual amalgam of spiritualism, historical nostalgia, and technology. James’s story might have been better told as a simple coming-of-age novel with fla ...more
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Hidden Treasure of Buffalo Creek is a wonderful book to read. If you are a historical fiction or historical fan this book may be for you. You learn about history or some events as you go though the adventures with James. It a sweet it tells you about family history and about some of the history of the eras you may have not lived it or want to learn about.

It goes though some of the lives of a few people and how they got here. You learn to grow and follow faith along the way. James is the main
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The structure of The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek reminds me of the movie Her. Reminiscent of a computer operating system that assumes life in that movie, Neverborn ghost writers become entwined in the plot of this novel.

As the narrative unfolds, the ghost writers assume an identity as Badge-no-one, a play on words reminder that they were never born. And yet they dialogue with each other and with ten characters they are assigned to observe.

The story unfolds when the principal charact
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek is a wonderful masterpiece of writing. A historical account as well as an adventure of a family woven across four centuries and a man’s journey of finding the treasure of life. Jackson Badgenoone edits several authors, none of which have ever walked the earth in physical form, but only observing the lives of living individuals, into a historical, unforgettable event.
The novel begins with James finding an old bayonet with a very unique past. The story
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What do you see when you look out at a meadow or a hill, a creek or an ocean? Jackson Badgenoone sees life.

A feminine Jackson acquired her first name from some testosterone driven namesakes.

Her surname was assigned to her as a consequence of her desire to ghost write a story in the twenty-first century.

She was asked to make some sense of the conflict that permeates civilization.

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