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And from the beginning of my entrance into that world, it was Diz who was the central figure, the beckoner, sitting there looking out at me from Esquire, the beret and horn-rimmed bebop glasses.
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--explicitly reference Virk but their key characters are primarily white, Anglo girls.
Equally important, like Carrie Mac in The Beckoners, the author takes us into the world of violent women in a gang where women have full membership rather than being "associates," yet still find themselves in abusive relationships.