On the LA Weekly website and in Thursday's paper:
Did a struggling white writer of gay erotica become one of multicultural literature’s most celebrated memoirists — by passing himself off as Native American?
The subject is the uni-named Nasdijj, author of The Blood Runs Like A River Through My Dreams, The Boy and the Dog Are Sleeping and Geronimo’s Bones: A Memoir of My Brother and Me. He also looks to be Tim Barrus, who grew up not on the Navajo reservation but in East Lansing, Michigan. Barrus became a prominent writer of sadomasochistic gay porn in the 1970s and 80s, according to the Weekly story by Matthew Fleischer. Nasdijj took down his extensive blog just before the Weekly published, the paper says.