Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man’s encounter with life in a strange new world. It’s a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known.
Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and ‘Best Album’ at the Angoulême Festival in France.
“With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan … finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination…. few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner.” – Publishers Weekly (USA)
“His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.” – The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)