One of the top book in my collection is Shaun Tan’s – The Arrival. A wordless narrative that tells a heart felt story about an immigrant who travels in a new world filled with vivid surreal visuals. They don’t make books like this anymore… a great work of art.
Excerpt from shauntan.net
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. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope.