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Karma Suture. The name alone suggests something else. A colleague grabbed the book from me after seeing the title to check if it had pictures. Unfortunately for him there weren't any.
But after reading the book I realised that the author did not need any images to illustrate her story.
And the story has nothing to do with Kama Sutra by the way, though the title insinuates that it does.
This story is so well told that it is hard to believe that it is fiction and that it was penned by a medical doctor. But, on the other hand, its anecdotes are too real to be fictitious.
This is perhaps because the story is written by a person who has experienced most of what is happening in the main character's life, as she is a doctor. The details in the story are so vivid that one is taken on a journey with the protagonist Sue Carey, a doctor in her late twenties with her dysfunctional, and at times destructive behaviour.
Sue often questions her abilities as a doctor. Is she a good doctor and is she making a difference in her community? Does she give her patients the best advice and does she ensure that they adhere to her advice?
Unlike her two glamorous and primmed best friends, one a model, another a magazine editor, Sue has to wear old jeans all the time to be able to do her work without worrying about blood on her clothes. This frequently makes her feel inadequate as a woman. Most often Sue thinks there is not much she is doing. Hers is a thankless job.
To make matters worse she has a failed engagement. She has also built an invisible protective wall around her and she has resolved that one-night-stands are better than relationships which, according to her, are a huge waste of time. Still she hates her loveless life.
Until she joins a philosophy class "to escape the realities of my life" she explains to her friend. But there she meets a friend who will teach her a lot about the beauty of life.
She also learns to open her heart to her patients and to the possibility of romantic love.
I did not know medical doctors can write like this. I have seen some of their notes scribbled in my files. Rosamund is a gem and must permanently jump ship to write stories.