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turning your body into a compass

turning your body into a compass C ATHERINE F ILLOU x Cast of Characters Jean Hatch Sophie Goldman Christina Rivas Mateo Rivas, a young boy Susan Female Senator Long Island Woman / Fay/Mother of Boy, all played by same actress Videotaped: Man, young, white / Girl / M other of Girl Voiceover: Chairman Dodger / V ideo Operator [in video projection] MAN I would not have let them rip the baby from my arms. [fades to black] MATEO [trying to figure out the cardinal directions] East, West, North, South. e Th y’re coming from the North. And the others are being sent South. [fades to black] GIRL [hears pounding on the door; speaking to herself ] I hide. In a corner. Behind my mom’s bed. Coconut. Soap. MOTHER [enters, speaking to Girl] Goodbye, be good. GIRL You be good. MOTHER You be good. GIRL You be better. MOTHER I am serious. Work hard. GIRL See you soon. MOTHER See you soon. GIRL Be careful. MOTHER Shhh. Don’t forget your books. GIRL Kiss me again. You smell good. MOTHER Have to go. [exits] GIRL [speaking to audience] She is gone. Gave me my sandwich. [to herself] Can’t go outside. They are out there checking. Stop going http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

turning your body into a compass

Manoa , Volume 31 (2) – Dec 18, 2019

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

C ATHERINE F ILLOU x Cast of Characters Jean Hatch Sophie Goldman Christina Rivas Mateo Rivas, a young boy Susan Female Senator Long Island Woman / Fay/Mother of Boy, all played by same actress Videotaped: Man, young, white / Girl / M other of Girl Voiceover: Chairman Dodger / V ideo Operator [in video projection] MAN I would not have let them rip the baby from my arms. [fades to black] MATEO [trying to figure out the cardinal directions] East, West, North, South. e Th y’re coming from the North. And the others are being sent South. [fades to black] GIRL [hears pounding on the door; speaking to herself ] I hide. In a corner. Behind my mom’s bed. Coconut. Soap. MOTHER [enters, speaking to Girl] Goodbye, be good. GIRL You be good. MOTHER You be good. GIRL You be better. MOTHER I am serious. Work hard. GIRL See you soon. MOTHER See you soon. GIRL Be careful. MOTHER Shhh. Don’t forget your books. GIRL Kiss me again. You smell good. MOTHER Have to go. [exits] GIRL [speaking to audience] She is gone. Gave me my sandwich. [to herself] Can’t go outside. They are out there checking. Stop going

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Published: Dec 18, 2019

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