Literature / The Red Tree 2001

Nobody understands.

"Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to."

A sparsely worded picture book by Shaun Tan, following a day in the life of a depressed young girl. In variously lush and nightmarish landscapes, she hangs onto a shred of hope — which takes the form of a bright red leaf.

This story contains examples of:

  • Scenery Porn: Taken to the extreme with Tan's beautiful, creepy paintings.