Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Coveted Cover: The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
This book contains no words, just pictures, and it doesn't need any. It's amazing and if you haven't read it, go out and buy it right now. I love the art because it's a mixture of realism and surreal and I think the cover is gorgeous.

From Goodreads:
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family.
Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.

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