Joan Broadfield

Know that this is a fraud. Check Wiki about its history. Why not call this simply a novel, since it is not a memoir?

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Joan Broadfield Hmmm... As I read it, I became suspicious. It is possible that some will not see an underlying perspective but I'd want some folks of the community he was 'imagining' before I'd recommend it as a 'good read' that has 'no hint' of baggage.

The 'mental models' we absorb about those different from us can put spins of positive or negative aspects that do not reflect the reality of experience, but simply imagination. If someone reads this as a book about a native american, they are not getting that perspective in fact.
Catherine It was originally classified by Library of Congress as nonfiction/autobiographical, but has been reclassified as fiction. Fact or fiction, it is a good read with no hint of the author's prior 'baggage' between the lines of the story.
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