I picked up Waiting by Ha Jin because the back cover blurb sounded like a fascinating jumping off point for a story: a man has been trying to divorce his wife for 18 years so that he can finally be with the woman he loves.
The only problem is that is the story. The entire story. He tries to divorce his wife and the judge refuses. He tries again the next year, is again refused. The woman he loves cries.
Nothing else happens until the very end of the book when the divorce is finally granted, he marries his love who gets pregnant, and he questions whether he even wants her any more. The end.
It was a quick read, but not enjoyable.