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The Arrival

by Shaun Tan
£14.99   hardback  Hachette Children (2007)

The Arrival by Shaun Tan What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown?
 
This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey.

"The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to come from a long forgotten time. A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope."
(www.shauntan.net)

ISBN 13: 9780340969939 | ISBN 10: 0340969938

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