Lost Children Archive - Part I: Family Soundscape: Undocumented - Box III Summary & Analysis

Valeria Luiselli
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In the section "Undocumented," the narrator and her family listen to a reporter interviewing refugee children at a detention center. They turn off the radio so the children will not be upset. Instead, their father tells them a story about the Eagle Warriors living in Echo Canyon. The narrator listens to her children pretend to be Apaches in the backseat, combining stories their father has told them.

Later she worries that the lost children stories on the radio are bothering her children. They start playing audiobooks instead of the news. No one agrees on what to listen to. They play the first lines of several books, beginning with McCarthy's The Road and eventually settling on Golding's The Lord of the Flies. At a diner the narrator has her children draw stories in eight squares instead of four...

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