CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

Riding the Trough

Sheriff Maxwell and I sat on either side of his old, cast-off military desk. He had laughed heartily when I had inquired, nervously, about whether he was related to Agent Maxwell of the Department of Immigration. “You’re supposed to be the anthropologist and you can’t tell the difference between an Aleut and a Yupik?” h…

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

Riding the Trough

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