7. Veiled Tales
Veiled Tales is a hybrid publication based on the stories of Chinese science-fiction writer Hao Jinfang. The book explores the world of fairytales and how their words sometimes hide more meaning than it appears at first glance. Yet once that meaning is uncovered, the reading experience is forever changed.
“Tell me a story. But I don’t want to hear anything cruel or disgusting.”
“Of course, darling. I want to tell you many stories about my travels and that’s why there is a book in front of you. It is full of funny, sad and sometimes scary tales, but only if you dare to read it.
However, a fairytale never walks alone. There is always a lesson, a truth lurking behind that makes sense of that seemingly fictional world. You’ll be able to read it in between the lines or find it in between the pages. This book plays around with what is hidden and what is shown, just like any story with a lesson."
"Yet again, you need to dare to understand. You may need to sacrifice the beauty of it all, the innocence of the story and the look of the book. But once you know the truth, the story will never be the same and so will your reading experience change. But that, my darling, is okay – that means you have grown up. And the contrast between past innocence and present understanding will be more visible than ever.”