Tales from the Inner City
Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from the 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 crocodile to frog; tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict – of how animals 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.
The pictures are worth the visit alone. * The Times (Saturday Review) * Featured in The Guardian's piece 'Shaun Tan becomes first BAME author to win Kate Greenaway medal'. -- Alison Flood * The Guardian * 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 * "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 * "[...] it will transport and haunt anyone who is fascinated by the secret spaces of a city." * The Guardian *
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