Tales from the Inner City Limited Edition Gift Box

By Shaun Tan

This limited gift box edition includes an exclusive signed and numbered print. A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from 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. This limited gift box edition includes an exclusive signed and numbered print.

Categories: Illustrated Classics

For readers aged: 11+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406385168
  • Published: 04 Oct 2018
  • Price: £80.00
  • Size: 240 x 185 mm
  • Pages: 224

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'“[…] it will transport and haunt anyone who is fascinated by the secret spaces of a city.”' 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

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