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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Playwright Portrait, Courtney Baron, Excerpt from A Very Common Procedure, 2006

The Playwright Courtney Baron, 2006

Anil: If I stretch out my hand, palm open, like this. (They all unclench their fists, following Anil's lead, they slowly open their hands, fingers outstretched in almost a waving position.) From the tip of my middle finger to the tip of my thumb is how big the trunk of your baby's body was at birth. Her heart, the size, essentially, of the pad of my thumb,
Michael: Small.
Carolyn: Yes, Michael, small.

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