Gadis Kretek is a novel by Ratih Kumala set against the backdrop of various historical events during the colonial era, about a love story intertwined with the development of the clove cigarette industry in Indonesia. The novel began when Soeraja, a clove cigarette entrepreneur who was seriously ill, often raved and mentioned the name “Jeng Yah”. To fulfill his father’s last wish, his three sons, Lebas, Karim, and Tegar, were determined to find the person his father often mentioned. Novel Gadis Kretek is adapted into a Netflix Series with a same title. English Version available with a Title Cigarette Girl.
On their journey, Soeraja’s three children found various stories about Jeng Yah. They met people who had known Jeng Yah, both good and bad. They also found dark secrets about Jeng Yah’s life, including her relationship with Soeraja.
Gadis Kretek Novel Netflix Series Adaption
Gadis Kretek is a novel rich in history and culture. The novel also presents a tragic and intriguing love story. The novel has been adapted into a web series of the same name which aired on Netflix in 2023.
Gadis Kretek is an interesting and captivating novel presents a complex and emotional story. The novel also provides an overview of the development of the clove cigarette industry in Indonesia. The Series is available on Netflix with a English Title Cigarette Girl.
TV Series Name – Cigarette Girl (Indonesian: Gadis Kretek)
Release Date – 5 October 2023
Netflix Release – 2 November 2023
Novel Name – Gadis Kretek
Here are some of the main characters in the novel Gadis Kretek:
- Soeraja: A successful clove cigarette entrepreneur. He is the father of Lebas, Karim, and Tegar.
- Jeng Yah: A village girl who has a talent for making clove cigarettes. She is Soeraja’s first love.
- Lebas: Soeraja’s eldest son. He is a successful clove cigarette entrepreneur.
- Karim: Soeraja’s second son. He is a doctor.
- Tegar: Soeraja’s third son. He is a journalist.
Gadis Kretek is an interesting and captivating novel. The novel presents a complex and emotional story. The novel also provides an overview of the development of the clove cigarette industry in Indonesia.
Where to Read?
Pak Raja sekarat. Dalam menanti ajal, ia memanggil satu nama perempuan yang bukan istrinya; Jeng Yah. Tiga anaknya, pewaris Kretek Djagad Raja, dimakan gundah. Sang Ibu pun terbakar cemburu terlebih karena permintaan terakhir suaminya ingin bertemu Jeng Yah. Maka berpacu dengan malaikat maut, Lebas, Karim, dan Tegar, pergi ke pelosok Jawa untuk mencari Jeng Yah, sebelum ajal menjemput sang Ayah.
Here is the Indonesian Version of Novel available to read it online for free. You can Enjoy Same Novel in English with a Title ‘Cigarette Girl’
You can Read Full Novel online or Purchase a Hardcopy, Paperback Edition of Gadis Kretek Novel Online. Also, English Version is available with a Title Cigarette Girl in various Stores as well as Online Amazon Store.
Gadis Kretek is originally written in Bahasa Indonesia. You can purchase the novel online or in bookstores in Indonesia. If you wants to Buy English Version, its available on Amazon online store with a title Cigarette Girl in a Paperback Edition.