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The Light That Bends Round Corners

The Light That Bends Round Corners

Author(s): Alexandra Carey

Location(s): Kuala Lumpur

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Laura, a successful fashion journalist based in London, finds herself uprooted from the world she knows and loves after she moves with her husband and two small children to a dilapidated bungalow in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Behind the house is an overgrown garden inhabited by monkeys, snakes and monitor lizards. A swimming pool sits in the shade of a beautiful jacaranda tree.

Mariel, the Filipina maid Laura hires, hasn’t seen her own children for nearly ten years. She’s on a mission to escape her abusive past and finally marry the man she loves despite an ongoing battle against prejudice.
Laura’s journey is one of self-discovery, Mariel’s is a fight for a better life.

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