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Tales from Outer Suburbia *1st Canadian edition, signed w/sketch*

TAN, Shaun

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ISBN 10: 0771084021 / ISBN 13: 9780771084027
Published by McClelland & Stewart, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed first Canadian edition of author's first collection of stories, fables and new (sub)urban myths told in both words and his uniquely fabulous illustrations. The Canadian edition differs from the Australian and the US versions by having the title page stamp (actual illustration of a stamp with Eric in a teacup) with Canada 2c rather than Australia 2c price. The author told us that the Canadian publisher had requested this change and he acceded to the request, but strongly doubted that he would do anything similar for other countries, making this an exceptional copy. Sort of an incidental in-joke, given one of the stories is titled No Other Country. Signed with gold ink and a red fingerprint flower. Bookseller Inventory # 1607030003

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Title: Tales from Outer Suburbia *1st Canadian ...

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No dustwrapper as issued

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Breathtakingly illustrated and hauntingly written, Tales from Outer Suburbia is by turns hilarious and poignant, perceptive and goofy. Through a series of captivating and sophisticated illustrated stories, Tan explores the precious strangeness of our existence. He gives us a portrait of modern suburban existence filtered through a wickedly Monty Pythonesque lens. Whether it’s discovering that the world really does stop at the end of the city’s map book, or a family’s lesson in tolerance through an alien cultural exchange student, Tan’s deft, sweet social satire brings us face-to-face with the humor and absurdity of modern life.

About the Author:

Shaun Tan has been illustrating young adult fiction and picture books for more than ten years. His brilliant wordless book, The Arrival, won The CBCA Picture Book of the Year, The NSW Premier’s Book of the Year, and the Community Relations Commission Award, and received a Special Mention at the 2007 Bologna Ragazzi Awards.
He lives in Australia.

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