“A memoir by a white woman who claimed she was raised in poverty by a black foster mother and sold drugs for a gang in a tough Los Angeles neighbourhood has admitted the book was pure fiction.”
Publisher Riverhead has cancelled author Margaret B. Jones’s book tour, and has recalled all copies of the book.
The story also notes:
An editor at Riverhead described the discovery as “upsetting” and as a “huge personal and professional betrayal.”
Yes, it is a betrayal. Whatever gets into some authors? A publisher invests money in an author, and then is, as the editor said, betrayed.
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