Author(s): L.P. McMahon
Fiction and NZ Fiction
When Malika, a young orphan in rural Pakistan, is savagely attacked, her face is left disfigured and her self-esteem destroyed. 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.
From a remote village in Pakistan to the bustling city of Melbourne, As Swallows Fly tells the tale of an unlikely friendship and having the courage to be flawed in a culture overshadowed by the pursuit of perfection.