Allegorical Fiction

Lost & Found

Appearing as a follow-up to Shaun Tan’s genre-mixing 2009 story collection Tales from Outer Suburbia, Lost & Found is actually an omnibus collection of three of Tan’s earlier picture books: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits. These three picture books were originally created as individual works, and as such this collection does …

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Tales from Outer Suburbia

Not so much a graphic novel as it is a collection of short stories saturated with mysterious illustrations, Australian author/illustrator Shaun Tan’s new book brings fantasy, magic realism, allegories, and absurdities to the subdivisions and strip malls of the postmodern suburban landscape. As one might expect from the author of the wordless masterpiece

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