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As swallows fly / L. P. McMahon.

As swallows fly / L. P. McMahon.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse .  
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9781920727512 (paperback)
Author McMahon, L. P. author.
Title As swallows fly / L. P. McMahon.
Publisher/Date Edgecliff, NSW : Ventura Press, [2021]
Pagination etc. 382 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note When Malika, a young orphan in rural Pakistan, is savagely attacked, her face is left disfigured and her self-esteem destroyed. Haunted by the assault, she hides from the world, finding solace in her mathematical theories. A few years later, her intellectual brilliance is discovered and she leaves conflict-stricken Pakistan for a better education in Melbourne, where she finds herself placed with Kate--a successful plastic surgeon facing emotional insecurities of her own. Malika and Kate's lives slowly intertwine as they find within each other what each has lacked alone. At first, Kate's skills appear to offer a simple solution to Malika's anguish, but when tragedy strikes, the price of beauty is found to be much higher than either of them could have known. As Swallows Fly is a poignant portrayal of survival, identity and empowerment in a culture dominated by the pursuit of perfection. In a captivating and unforgettable debut, McMahon asks what might be possible if we have the courage to be flawed.
Subject Orphans -- Pakistan -- Fiction
Plastic surgeons -- Australia -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Shelf Location F MACM
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