(Books) The girl with the mole

The girl with the mole

The blurb (information in the back cover of the book) of The Girl With The Mole, asks you: “Why did Farok, young and attractive, marry the widow Aini?  Was it really because he loved her or because of the girl with the mole? He sits on the veranda every morning, waiting for his very pretty 20-year old step daughter to come home, to give her a welcome he doesn’t give his own wife. Then, one day Aini stumbles upon a secret meeting between her husband and her daughter…”

For one thing, as already mentioned in the Fb, there is NOT one person with the mole but THREE, all having the mole at the exact spot, all wearing the tudung (Islamic headscarf), all pretty. 

Take a close look at the three photos below.  Take a very, very close look at the position of the mole.  Which one could be “The girl with the mole” – A, B or C?  Or are two of them sisters?

Make a good guess.  I have great confidence that you can guess correctly.

You may guess the person correctly, but what about the girl with the mole – what’s the/her secret?

Each of them has her mole in the same position, all wear the tudung (Islamic headscarf) and all are pretty. So, guess (A) extreme left, (B) middle or (C) right is the girl with the mole mentioned in the book. Or are two of them sisters?

Each of them has her mole in the same position, all wear the tudung (Islamic headscarf) and all are pretty. So, guess (A) extreme left, (B) middle or (C) right is the girl with the mole mentioned in the book. Or are two of them sisters?

The blurb continues: “In his newest collection of short stories, Shaik Kadir takes us back again to the Geylang Serai of the late 50s and 60s.  The stories revolve round a way of life that is gone forever, a way of life that had its distinct pleasures and poignancy.”

Here are the the photos of the front and back covers of the book: 

"The Girl With The Mole” was published by EPB Publishers in 1992.

“The Girl With The Mole” was published by EPB Publishers in 1992.

About the Author

Shaik Kadir’s credit as a writer includes numerous features articles and short stories that have appeared in publications such as The Asia Magazine, Lookeast, The Straits Times, Female, Her World, Our Home, and Stories from Singapore published by the Society of Singapore Writers.

He is a graduate of the Times Press School Foundation School of Journalism and has taught in a primary school for five years.  Currently he is Publication Editor (now retired) with the Institute of Technical Education.

His earlier book A Kite in the Evening Sky (1989) was acclaimed by both foreign and local reviewers.

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Shaik Kadir

10 July 2016

 

 

 

 

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