“Spanish Dancer” and more songs characters love in Either the Beginning or the End

I made up this playlist of the songs in the novel. You’ll find Laura Mam, a Cambodian-American singer.  I listened to her songs over and over while I wrote. And here’s the gorgeous “Spanish Dancer” by Patti Scialfa and “Rabbit in the Moon” by Aztec Two Step. Hearing Aztec Two Step’s “Rabbit in the Moon” was the first lauramamtime I imagined the image of a rabbit on the moon.  Later I found it’s an idea that crosses many cultures.  Researching the novel, I read a Cambodian folktale that tells the Buddhist story of the rabbit representing immortality.



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