Publication Date: 06/01/2022 ISBN: 9781529504378 Category:

Tales from the Inner City

Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/01/2022 ISBN: 9781529504378 Category:
Paperback / Softback




A stunningly presented paperback edition of the 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner. Twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan.

Where can we live if not in each other’s shadow?

World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his extraordinary talent to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban co-existence. From animals as disparate as crocodiles, tigers, bees and whales, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love we feel and destruction we inflict – and shows how animals, whether domestic, feral or really wild, can save us, and how we are entwined, for better or for worse. Tales from the Inner City is a truly masterly work, bearing all of Shaun Tan’s trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.

Publisher Review

"[...] it will transport and haunt anyone who is fascinated by the secret spaces of a city." * The Guardian * "When it comes to originality and genius, Tan is in a league of his own. This collection of stories and poems with an animal-in-the-city theme are intriguing, though-provoking and at times baffling, asking as many questions as they answer, and the illustrations are sublime. One for quirky teens (or adults) who love art." * The Irish Independent * Featured in The Guardian's interview with Shaun Tan: 'We're not being mean to animals - but there is evil in obliviousness'. -- Sian Cain * The Guardian * Featured in The Guardian's piece 'Shaun Tan becomes first BAME author to win Kate Greenaway medal'. -- Alison Flood * The Guardian * The pictures are worth the visit alone. * The Times (Saturday Review) *

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