When Naiim's family swaps war-torn Beirut for the dark heart of Melbourne's western suburbs, all hopes are pinned on the youngest daughter becoming a doctor. But first she must impress the Dean of the medical school, Professor Maclean. Not easy to do when your family members - a disgraced older sister, banished to a one-room apartment in Sydney, twin brothers who share both a girlfriend and a business which involves boxes in constant transit between hiding places, and a restaurateur father who can't keep his hands off the hired help - are finding the new landscape of suburban Melbourne even more perilous to negotiate than a Lebanese ceasefire. Seduction beckons as her only weapon, and so a new belly dance begins....
©2002 Loubna Haikal (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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