For years they have lived as orphans and outliers,
a colony of misfit characters on their own island: the bizarre one and the needy one, the untrusting and the crooked, the
grandiose and the cowardly. Their customs and rituals are as captivating as any tribe’s, and at least as mystifying.
Every mental anthropologist who has visited their world seems to walk away with a different story, a new model to explain
those strange behaviors.