Tin Hong Gaau Jyu 天空膠雨 (book)

 

 

二○五○年,迷城是一座荒誕的城。

那個世界美得叫人落淚,卻又教人心慌意亂。

她是一位千金小姐。
他是一隻千年老龜。
她一直生活在陸地上。
他一輩子都在海洋裡。

是什麼際遇驅使他們邂逅?是什麼力量令他倆的生命掛鉤?
這究竟是一個悲劇?一個寓言故事?
還是……究竟人類會否像他,以為美好的時光永遠不會消失,直到一切被摧毀才去懷念?
還是我們在仍有時間改變命運的時候,做出正確的選擇?

 

Tin Hong Gaau Jyu (Joint Publishing, 2017. Hong Kong.) is a continuation of the artist’s graduation project “Plastic, plastic, every where” and one of the winning books of the Young Writers’ Competition (Hong Kong, 2017.) 

The dystopian cautionary tale tells a future where the frenzy of human plastic consumption (as in life saver donuts, telephone hotdogs…) has led us past the point of no return. This global craze originates from the 2084 annual meeting of the Great Five Industrial Nations. At the meeting, imaginary country Contradictoria (in the form of a pig) proposes that if animals can learn to eat plastic, why cant children?

The artist creates a fantastic world as a site for the readers to draw their own conclusions on the consequences of modern society’s feverish consumption and irresponsible disposal of plastic. Miss Dodo, an heiress-cum-young-teacher, meets a hundred-year-old sea turtle (possibly the last one on earth) on her saga to seek a world with no plastic.

The book features a 18,000-word story (in Chinese) and roughly 80 hand-drawn images. 

It is available in major bookstores in Hong Kong and online.  

Michelle Kuen Suet Fung 馮捲雪

Animals and their relationships with humans are a long recurring thread in her works.

動物和它們跟人類的關係,是馮捲雪長期以來在作品中探討的議題。