As night thickens, the soul of Bruce, long dead, settles inside Jack’s head, telling him to churn out a story on Jill, the statuette on his table when, in a parallel universe, Jill becomes Rachnee, Bruce’s beloved and picks up a stone with life in it and a beer mug with faces floating inside.
At the old and abandoned mansion, the old lady’s face resembles that of Jill’s and the hunt for the Point of Origin begins.
But who is the elderly couple confirming they are Jill and Jack? And the giggles of children coming from an empty room?
The mystery of similar birthmark of faces on their bodies takes the young Jill and Jack to the countryside, where a strange ritual of jumping on burning coals and devotees swinging on a moving cartwheel with hooks pierced into their flesh is held. To complete hunting for their identity, the painting exhibition of Faces is not enough, but meeting the elderly couple.
Poet, novelist and educationist, he is a maverick who elopes with travel, honeymoons with fractured sunsets and sleeps with dusk but is married to words. Bob has inspired countless students in his teaching career, teaching them that happiness comes from a healthy body and mind. Many of his students hold eminent posts as medical doctors, army men, air pilots, DJs, business magnates, you name it. Most of them are constantly in touch with him even after his service in the teaching field. Since more than a decade he has been running his own teaching institute for English where he also gives talks on Happiness that can be achieved by living a simple life, minimum wants and living one day at a time. That is, living for the Now.
Giving poetry readings at gatherings at home and abroad he is also Associate Poetry Editor of Eastlit, a literary journal published from Thailand. Bob is the founding member of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators headquartered in Hong Kong and is a member of Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), the SAARC Apex body.