A Brush with The Burbs

Acclaimed for his illustrated books The Lost Thing (2000) and The Red Tree (2001), the Australian artist, illustrator and writer Shaun Tan took an enormous leap in recognition two years ago with the publication of The Arrival, his miraculous, wordless graphic novel, executed entirely in sepia-tinted drawings of breathtaking beauty and originality. It went on to bag a clutch of prestigious awards and became a New York Times best-selling children's book.

Tan is back now with Tales from Outer Suburbia, an illustrated...

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