The Arrival by Shaun Tan

arrival.JPGThis book has no words, absolutely none. Through hundreds of realistic illustrations, Shaun Tan tells the story of a man leaving his haunted country to start anew across the ocean. The man struggles to navigate this foreign world, full of mysterious symbols, bizarre creatures, and unrecognizeable foods. It took me only about thirty minutes to read The Arrival, but I was brought to tears by the end. The main character’s homesickness and struggles to adopt represent the experiences of thousands of people around the world. This is truly a beautiful book, both in presentation and in content.

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