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House of Waiting is a sweeping, lyrical novel that charts the stormy marriage between a sheltered New York woman of Orthodox Jewish parentage and a charismatic Indo-Caribbean man, drawn together by their passion and a shared sense of being outsiders in 1950s America. When he is drawn back to his native British Guyana, in the throes of political tumult, she creates her own ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Global City Press (first published 1995)
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Dec 22, 2008 Wendy rated it really liked it
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House of Waiting tells the story of Sarah, a Jewish woman from New York, and Roland Sing, a Indo-Caribbean man from British Guiana. Both outsiders in the U.S. in the 1950's, they struggle to understand each other and build a life together. Based on the story of her parents, Budhos tells a story that we don't hear about very often, and I learnd a lot about British Guiana.
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Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction.

She has published the novels, Ask Me No Questions (Simon & Schuster, 2006), an ALA Notable and winner of the first James Cook Teen Book Award, The Professor of Light (Putnam, 1999), House of Waiting (Global City Press, 1995) and a nonfiction book, Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers (Henry Holt, 1999).

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