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Lorna Simpson, Call Waiting (1997)

Call Waiting (1997)
LORNA SIMPSON

Call Waiting (1997)Call Waiting” (1997), several young men and women — black, Asian, Latino — chat on the telephone only to be interrupted by calls from friends, who are interrupted by other friends. Everybody, it turns out, is emotionally or erotically involved with everyone else in a snarled network of misunderstanding, betrayal and frustration.