Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Arrival

Book set against the backdrop of a rainy day Sydney and Town Hall.

"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."


  1. What an interesting book! I have never heard or seen of it before- you took a great picture of its display.
    And although I don't like the fact "he leaves his wife and child....seeking better prospects";))
    I would look to look inside the cover.

  2. Looks like an interesting old book.

  3. Now you've got me intrigued! Would love to take a look inside the cover .

  4. Kinokunya? Too scared to go up there, even though I'm just round the corner. Never been able to get out without buying something. Love the aged treatement of the cover, looks fascinating.

  5. Honestly I think sometimes an image says it all perfectly without words, must look out for this book Peter, bet the pictures are fantastic. J'adore the book sculpture below, what a fabulous idea and btw. re post No. 1 Bligh Street, take a look at my Bio Cactus post a few weeks ago, same artist..I like your colours better haha!

  6. The author Shaun Tan won many book prizes in 2006 for this beautifully illustrated book.
    Thanks, Perth, the sculptor for No 1 Bligh is a Perth artiste, who now resides in NY. Yours is more Green!
    I am sure Dawn he brings them with hime, eventually.
    Ann- agree!


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