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signal with the hands or nod

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appear inviting

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summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture

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Les textes en question - la piece de theatre The Shape of a Girl (2001) de Joan MacLeod, le roman pour adolescents The Beckoners (2004) de Carrie Mac et Under the Bridge (2005), l'histoire d'un vrai crime par Rebecca Godfrey - font explicitement reference a Virk, mais leurs personnages cles sont avant tout des Anglo-saxonnes blanches.
The texts in question--the play The Shape of a Girl (2001) by Joan MacLeod, the teen novel The Beckoners (2004) by Carrie Mac, and Under the Bridge (2005), a true crime novel by Rebecca Godfrey--were chosen because they share certain characteristics: they were written by educated white women from British Columbia; their narratives are authorially situated as critical observations of Canadian girl culture; they explicitly reference Virk; their key characters are primarily white, Anglo girls.
Despite what is often an explicitly expressed desire to be critical, the authors of The Shape of a Girl, The Beckoners, and Under the Bridge recapitulate myths about universal girlhood and violence so prevalent in the journalistic and juridical accounts of the Virk murder (Batacharya 2006, 182), and the broader literatures of girlhood violence and bullying.
While also describing the bullied girl--April/Dog--in The Beckoners, these terms do not adequately--to return to Chakkalakal--describe Virk--even if "we" might like them to.
In the teen category, the Stellar Award went to The Beckoners, written by Carrie Mac (Orca Book Publishers).