Series: Tales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan is a collection of 25 stories told in words and breathtaking images. Set in a nondescript, post-urban jungle, each story centers an animal from a different ecosystem, with the homo sapiens being told last.

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Tales from the Inner City

by Shaun Tan

“It’s hard to convey how natural it all seemed, and how even the first conversations began without us really noticing.”

by Shaun Tan

“After all, dear beloved, I need you as much as you need me. And where could we live if not in the bottomless den or each other’s shadow?”

by Shaun Tan

“But maybe pigs suffer in a way we can’t know. Who can say for sure what another animal is feeling?”

by Shaun Tan

“After all, dear beloved, I need you as much as you need me. And where could we live if not in the bottomless den or each other’s shadow?”

by Shaun Tan

“We promised to set things right. But so many years have passed now, and … we just don’t know how to get it down”