Review: Channeling Anger in ‘A Girl Is Half A Thing’

Girl 5 years old, doing somersaults with her skirt, little boy showing his underwear while doing somersaults. “Disgusting,” his scandalous grandfather grumbled. “What will Mary’s child be like?” Virgin Mary, that is. If you grew up Roman Catholic, the phrase “child of Mary” may already sound familiar. Likewise, the notion of moral purity it evokes …