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Healing Scars

Vincent Wong

Healing Scars (97000 words)

A gay Malaysian student must deal with childhood trauma, abusive family interactions, and his
own relationship struggles to accept himself, save his little sister, and grow to become a

successful London doctor.

STEVEN (21) is a homosexual Malaysian medical student studying in Scotland. He has a long-
term boyfriend, ALISTAIR (22), to whom he is devoted. Nervous about his sexuality and the
impact it will have on his family, Steven is reticent to openly declare himself as gay, despite
Alistair's pushing.
Steven's father dies, leaving financial control of the family with Steven's older sister, ZOE
(28). Subsequently, Steven's mother and younger sister, VIV (12), come to live with Steven in
Despite his worries, Steven comes out to his mother. Angry, she disowns him and moves back
to Malaysia, forcing Viv to go to Sheffield to live with Zoe.
Steven is distraught. His cultural upbringing is at odds with his sexuality, and he sees no way
to patch things up with his mother. Worse, he remembers how cruel Zoe was to him when they
were younger and worries for Viv.
Cut off from his family and in financial difficulty, Steven concentrates on his studies and
growing relationship with Alistair.
After hearing from Viv, Steven's worst fears are proven true. As memories of his own abuse
by both Zoe and his father surface, he intervenes, determined that Viv not suffer similar
treatment to himself. In doing so, he reconnects with his mother.
Steven and Alistair enter into a civil partnership, but Alistair's growing gambling addiction and
desire for an open relationship tear them apart. Now fully qualified and beginning a career in
London, Steven finds himself alone and struggling once again with his identity as a gay man.
New friendships, a burgeoning medical career, and the support of a loving partner help Steven
build a new life. When a sudden cancer diagnosis threatens to end it, Steven must deal with his
past one final time before he can find the strength to be completely free.

Book Details

  • Publisher: W Publishing
  • Publish Date: Mar 29th, 2024
  • Pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.75in - 0.92lb
  • EAN: 9798224826438
  • Categories: BiographicalFamily Life - Siblings

About the Author

Wong, Vincent: -

Dr. Vincent Wong is one of London's leading cosmetic doctors. He is trained in advanced non-
surgical cosmetic treatments and is a specialist in facial balancing and harmony.

GMC registered, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Medicine (First Class Honours) from the
University of St Andrews and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of
Aberdeen. Prior to completing his medical aesthetics training, Dr. Vincent gained extensive
experience in general and plastic surgery, and in dermatology.

Dr Vincent has won several awards for his work and has been shortlisted as one of the Ultimate
100 Global Aesthetics Leaders (2019), Forbe's Magazine Top 10 Emerging Doctors (2022) and NYC Times 50 under 50 (2023). He is also on the judging panel for Miss Universe Great Britain. In addition, Dr. Vincent also specialises in
feminisation and masculinisation of faces within the LGBTQ+ community.

Dr Vincent is actively involved in research and has over 35 scientific publications. He often
presents his work and research at national and international conferences.

He is often sought after for his expert opinion and has featured in a number of popular press
(Vogue, Forbes, Grazia and Tatler) and on various television channels. He has also appeared
on various radio chat shows, including BBC Radios.