(Hodder) – hardback
Cicada is disconcerting, stimulating and thought-provoking. Shaun Tan is a master storyteller and illustrator and this profound work, his first in over 5 years, will surely come to be judged as among his best.
Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling away day after day, year after year for unappreciative bosses and bullied by his co-workers. One day, something truly extraordinary happens. Beautifully illustrated (of course), this wonderful fable strikes just the right tone.