A wordless graphic novel by Creator/ShaunTan about an nameless immigrant in a strange land. Drawn in beautiful hyper-realism, the book incorporates fantastical landscapes and an invented alphabet to convey the confusions of a new place and unfamiliar language.
!!This work contains examples of the following tropes:
* AnImmigrantsTale: With the twist that the place he's immigrating to (and the one he's immigrating from) isn't at all real.
* BookEnds: Near the beginning of the novel, the confused protagonist asks a stranger for directions; at its end, his daughter gives directions to a newcomer.
* FunnyForeigner: The protagonist, at first and from the point of view of others.
* SceneryPorn: It's Creator/ShaunTan, what's your next question?