You know the saying that real life is stranger than fiction? Of course novelists have to attempt plausibility and logic, whereas life can simply be weird.
The news story about Syrian lesbian blogger Amina Arraf who turned out to be a white man from the U.S. just got weirder:
In the guise of Paula Brooks, Graber corresponded online with Tom MacMaster, thinking he was writing to Amina Arraf. Amina often flirted with Brooks, neither of the men realizing the other was pretending to be a lesbian.
Story from the Washington Post here.