House of Waiting

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Global City Press, 1995 - Fiction - 245 pages
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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 community with his friends in a summer house in upstate New York.

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About the author (1995)

Marina Budhos is the author of such books as "Ask Me No Questions", "Tell Us We're Home", and "Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers." She has received an EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award) and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for women writers. Ms. Budhos has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, has given talks throughout the country and abroad, and has taught at several universities and colleges. She is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University. She lives with her husband and fellow Atheneum author, Marc Aronson, and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. You can visit her online at

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