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Waiting

Philip Salom


9781922186836


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

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Waiting is a story of two odd couples in prose as marvellously idiosyncratic as its characters. Big is a hefty cross-dresser and Little is little. Both are long used to the routines of boarding house life in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, but Little, with the prospect of an inheritance, is beginning to indulge in the great Australian dream, which has Big worried. Little’s cousin, Angus, is a solitary man who designs lake-scapes for city councils, and strangely constructed fireproof houses for the bushfire zone. A handy man, he meets Jasmin an academic who races in her ideas as much as in her runners. Her head is set on publishing books on semiotics and her heart is turned towards her stalled personal life. All four are waiting, for something if not someone.

Antoni Jach has called Waiting "a bittersweet tale of the marginalised and the searching." and that it is "Weirdly moving, tender and insightful", while John Clarke has praised Salom as "a wonderful storyteller".
 
Sue Woolfe says Waiting contains: "flashes of poetry and sudden insight and such profound compassion (it) should be labelled – WARNING: Could make the reader kinder".

By:   Philip Salom
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 143mm, 
ISBN:   9781922186836
ISBN 10:   192218683X
Publication Date:   February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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