Among the stories featured include one about a fed-up Filipino maid who takes matters into her own hands; a beautiful daughter-in-law who unwittingly causes tension in her new family; a tongue-in-cheek satire on Malaysian politics; a private investigator who is taken for a ride; a ghastly twist of a ghostly tale; and a cheat who meets his match in a kacang putih vendor.
Indeed, all the stories have a moral to them but as Aneeta says, it is up to the readers to decide and choose. Although the book is written from a Malaysian point of view, the authors have thoughtfully added footnotes to translate local words into English to make it easier for foreigners to comprehend.
Saturday, 5 August 2006
The Star has an interview with all three writers of Snapshots!, a collection of Malaysian short stories: