The Arrival

by Shaun Tan
Category: "Graphic Story"
Year of Publication:2006
Date Added:08/07/2014
Date Read:12/04/2015
Notes:A wordless graphic novel about a poor man who leaves his wife and daughter and travels to another country. He struggles to cope with the language and the city and a lot of other things that confuse him. He has trouble finding a job but finally does and settles in. He sends for his family and they join him and soon are helping other newcomers find their way.
My Rating: 6

Reviews for The Arrival

Review - Arrival, The

The artist used a surrealistic style to depict the strangeness that immigrants confront when the move to a new country. The animals, buildings and food were all show in weird shapes. Only the people looked relatively normal. I didn't bother trying to work out all they symbolism, but I picked up on the main point right away. It's somewhat of a one-note song without much drama.
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