WAITING

by Dina Ross

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WAITING

by Dina Ross

Three snapshots of the lives of ordinary women in a busy metropolis. "Maybe Bach" - Andrea is reading a romantic novel, waiting in a cafe for a blind date to arrive;

"At the Centre" - Lee waits to see her husband, a man made cruel through mental illness and now detained in an unnamed institution;

"Boo Boo Be Do" - Courtney is a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, "Andy Warhol airbrushed supernova lashes lips bosom arse and hips". We follow her steam-rolling stream of consciousness from bedroom to backstage, as she smooches and schmoozes her way down the catwalk, waiting for her big break.

'Waiting' is by turns funny and sad, brashly comic and quietly desperate, as the clock moves relentlessly forward through the lives of these very different women.

"Writer Dina Ross captivates with her words, using uneven poetic flow and heady emotional imagery peppered with just enough dark humour to create lives that hover on a strangely beautiful edge." Stephen House, Adelaide Weekly Times Messenger, November 27, 2002

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