Shortlist year: 
2017
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Puncher & Wattmann

About the book

Bock cover of book Waiting by Philip Salom

'Waiting' is a story of two odd couples.

Big is 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. Little's cousin Angus is a solitary man who designs lake-scapes for city councils, and strangely constructed fireproof houses. Angus meets Jasmin, an academic who races in ideas as much as her runners.