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  1. Oh yes, now I remember. That first story about him being beaten up. You are right that was an odd choice! I was thinking of the later stories…

  2. In some interviews, Oscar Hokeah said each chapter is kinda like that person’s idea of “the important event in Ever’s life that explains who he is”. So, for example, to Lena the defining event of Ever’s life is that one horrifying border crossing when he was a baby. He said that in a blanket dance, individuals come and dance alongside the person asking for help as they throw down on the blanket whatever they can contribute to help out. And these stories were the various characters’ ways of coming alongside Ever, telling The Story of Ever (as they know it), and supporting him along the way.

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