Synopses & Reviews
By turns tender and punk-tough, Shine of the Ever is a literary mixtape of queer voices out of 1990s Portland. This collection of short stories explores what binds a community of queer and trans people as they negotiate love, screwing up and learning to forgive themselves for being young and sometimes foolish.
About the Author
Claire Rudy Foster is a queer, nonbinary single parent in recovery. Their short story collection, I've Never Done This Before, was published to warm acclaim in 2016. With four Pushcart Prize nominations, Foster's writing has appeared in McSweeney's, The Rumpus, and many other journals. Their nonfiction work has reached millions of readers in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Narratively, among others. Foster lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.
Claire Rudy Foster on PowellsBooks.Blog
I started writing the stories in my new collection Shine of the Ever
over a decade ago. I was a student at Reed College, it was 2004, and I was falling in love with Portland for the very first time. Over the next 15 years, the Portland I knew changed dramatically...