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Well-plotted narrative; but simplistic depiction of Native Americans
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 14, 2020
I selected this book because I was looking for a non-simplistic novel about a lesbian relationship. Most books about lesbians are no-brainer romances, and they bore me. This novel is a cut above. It is very well-plotted and keeps you reading up to the very end. However, the simplistic depiction of Native Americans as white saviors who speak Tonto-like English made me wince. The prose style of this novel is also a cut above most books by Lesbian writers and about lesbian relationships; however, there were some anachronisms in the author’s dialogue sections—her peculiar use of the modern word, “like.” Also, toward the end when a Native American says, “Love is love,” revealing a too-modern sentiment, in a too-modern way. Nevertheless, I still believe that most would find this book to be the kind that is impossible to put down. I think it would be a great lesbian-themed movie because of it’s totally engaging storyline.