The Scavengers: Inside the Inside Joke

On page 51 of The Scavengers, Maggie (Ford Falcon) describes her father emerging from the shack wearing his favorite t-shirt, which she describes as blue with an illustration of an old-fashioned door lock on the back, and a key on the front. Later in the book, the blue t-shirt plays a critical role in a significant plot turn.

There really is a t-shirt like that (see the gallery below), but the “H” is an inside joke based on Maggie’s description of a musician slowly going crazy after years of explaining how his name was supposed to be pronounced. Thank you to the real “Bon Hiver” for permission to sneak that little Easter egg into the book.


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